What's new in Universal Print
Stay on top of the latest improvements, new features and bug fixes as Universal Print evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of your business!
This changelog contains customer-facing changes. For updates to our API surfaces, see Developer Updates.
| 🐛 Bug Fix | ⭐ New Feature or Announcement | 🔨 Change |
|Azure Portal||7/2/2021||🐛 The
|Azure Portal||7/2/2021||🐛 Fixed an issue that caused printer status to display
|Azure Portal||7/2/2021||🐛 Fixed an issue that caused printer status to not display for some printers.|
|Azure Portal||5/12/2021||🐛 When swapping a printer, the printer list can now be filtered by name|
|Azure Portal||4/27/2021||🔨 Improved performance of the Printers page|
|Azure Portal||4/22/2021||🐛 Fixed an issue that prevented sorting printers by name|
|Core Service||4/22/2021||🐛 Users in Guernsey can now access Universal Print|
|Core Service||3/31/2021||⭐ Added support for the Printer Technician role
Users with the Printer Technician role can now access the Azure Portal! We're continuing to make improvements to the experience for users with the Printer Technician role.
|Azure Portal||3/31/2021||⭐ Added warning when document conversion is disabled
When the document conversion feature is disabled, a warning in Azure Portal will let administrators know that this could cause print jobs to fail on some printers.
|Azure Portal||3/31/2021||🔨 Performance improvements across the board (and more are on the way!)|
|Core Service||3/2/2021||⭐ Universal Print is now generally available!
Learn more by reading the documentation.
|Core Service||3/2/2021||🔨 All the shared printers you can dream of.
There is no longer a limit!
|Azure Portal||3/2/2021||🐛 Selecting invalid filter criteria no longer crashes the page|
|Azure Portal||3/2/2021||🐛 Fixed a bug related to clearing printer location fields
Windows will no longer show "///" for location fields that are cleared by administrators using Azure Portal.
|Azure Portal||2/7/2021||⭐ Printers can now be sorted by
Try it out!
|Azure Portal||2/7/2021||🔨 A specific input paper tray can now be selected for printers
|Azure Portal||1/18/2021||🐛 Clicking "Cancel" while sharing a printer behaves correctly
Fixed an issue that caused the printer to be shared anyway when clicking cancel.
|Azure Portal||1/8/2021||🔨 Added icons to the print job "Status" field
This makes it easier to find print jobs that are in particular states.
|Azure Portal||1/8/2021||🔨 Added icons to the print job "Status" field to help more easily find jobs by status|
|Azure Portal||12/19/2020||🐛 Searching for a printer when swapping printers now works as expected|
|Azure Portal||12/19/2020||🐛 Removed an endless progress bar from the "Create printer share" flyout|
|Azure Portal||12/12/2020||⭐ Added the Diagnose and solve problems page to help troubleshoot common issues.
|Azure Portal||12/12/2020||🐛 Fixed bugs preventing Azure Portal from properly displaying some printers with invalid attributes.|
|Azure Portal||11/30/2020||🔨 Made several improvements to the accessibility of Azure Portal, including fixing narrator issues.|
|Azure Portal||11/23/2020||🔨 Confirmation notifications will now display when adding and deleting members from printer shares.|
|Azure Portal||11/9/2020||⭐ Find printers and printer shares more quickly by searching in Azure Portal!
Search by attributes (e.g., "Only show me printers that are shared") or by text. Check out the Printers page to see all the new filter options.
|Azure Portal||10/28/2020||🔨 The list of printer shares will load much faster now.|
|Azure Portal||9/17/2020||⭐ Wondering which connector registered a printer?
The Printer Details page now has a Printer connectors list:
|Core Service||9/17/2020||🐛 Improved support for printer capabilities when using Epson printers|
|Core Service||9/17/2020||🐛 Fixed an issue that caused printers registered via a connector to become unusable|
|Azure Portal||9/10/2020||⭐ Share multiple printers at once
On the Printers page, select multiple printers and click
|Azure Portal||9/10/2020||⭐ Access common functionality by using the new Overview page
|Azure Portal||9/10/2020||🐛 The
|Azure Portal||9/10/2020||🐛 The search box in the Add Printer Share flyout now searches while you type instead of requiring you to press
⭐ Increased the maximum number of shared printers from 100 to 2,500!
|Azure Portal||8/27/2020||⭐ Added a new printer setting
|Azure Portal||8/27/2020||⭐ Access control settings have been moved!
Manage printer access by using the new Printer Shares section of the Admin Portal
|Azure Portal||8/27/2020||⭐ View, create, and delete printer shares all in one place!
Check out the new Printer Shares section in the Admin Portal!
|Azure Portal||8/27/2020||⭐ When setting printer locations, the
|Azure Portal||8/27/2020||🐛 Decimal values are now allowed when setting a printer's
|Azure Portal||8/27/2020||🐛 Less mistakes! The Save button is now reliably disabled when invalid settings have been entered.|
|Azure Portal||8/7/2020||⭐ When accessing the Admin Portal without a subscription, the displayed error message contains more actionable information.|
|Azure Portal||8/7/2020||⭐ Print jobs can now be searched by
|Azure Portal||8/7/2020||🐛 Fixed an issue that prevented some print options from being displayed in some cases.|
|Core Service||8/7/2020||⭐ Universal Print is now available to all Microsoft 365 E5 and A5 customers!|
|Core Service||8/7/2020||🔨 Introduced a temporary restriction that limits the number of shared printers to 100.|
|Core Service||8/7/2020||🐛 Fixed an issue where print jobs with staple and hole punch finishing options couldn't be printed to some printers.|
|Azure Portal||7/23/2020||⭐ Universal Print now appears in the "All Services" section of Azure Portal.
Type Universal Print in the search bar, or favorite under All Services!
|Azure Portal||7/23/2020||⭐ A message is now displayed when an account without a Universal Print subscription is used to access Universal Print.
|Azure Portal||7/23/2020||⭐ To prevent accidental printer deletions, a confirmation prompt is now presented when unregistering a printer from the printer list.
|Azure Portal||7/23/2020||🐛 The document conversion settings page no longer presents a false "You have unsaved changes" prompt.|
|Azure Portal||7/16/2020||⭐ 12x faster!
We've made massive improvements that will load your printer list over 12 times faster.
|Core Service||7/16/2020||⭐ Universal Print is available in more regions!
Universal Print is now available in the
|Core Service||7/16/2020||🐛 Fixed an issue where printing would stop working after completing a high volume of jobs|
|Azure Portal||7/10/2020||⭐ New icons!
We added some shiny new icons throughout the Admin Portal and improved some dialog messages.
|Azure Portal||7/6/2020||🐛 Universal Print can now show custom media type capabilities and defaults sent by printers|
|Azure Portal||7/6/2020||🐛 Fixed an issue where deleting some printer location values resulted in the fields being set to "0" instead of being deleted|