Canon support for Universal Print by Microsoft

Canon support for Universal Print by Microsoft

Innovative cloud printing technology for simplicity, security and less IT infrastructure

Enhance the capabilities of Universal Print with uniFLOW Online

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Universal Print, developed by Microsoft is a cloud-based print solution that enables simple and secure printing experiences, while reducing time and effort for IT.

Universal Print moves key Windows Server print infrastructure to the Microsoft 365 cloud and provides robust and centralised print management capability. A single generic driver is used, irrespective of printer model, so no driver management and setup is needed. Printers are easily identified from Windows devices and users continue to print as they always have.

For IT professionals who are managing print, Universal Print offers:

  • A print solution to enable the move to the cloud and support print for Azure AD users.
  • Managed printing in zero-trust networks.
  • Eliminates the need to manage print servers or the need for complex hybrid print solutions.
  • A centralised portal that enables robust management capability.
  • Visibility and insights into your print with reporting.
  • Print data stored in the same manner as other Microsoft Office data, in accordance with Microsoft’s data management guidelines.
  • Printer deployment and default printer configuration on end-user devices using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune).

The benefits of combining Canon and
Universal Print

100% Cloud 100% Cloud

100% Cloud

Create a completely serverless environment and reduce costs.

Improve IT workflow Improve IT workflow

Improve IT workflow

Ease the burden on IT and infrastructure management with a simplified registration process and single generic driver.

No end-user training No end-user training

No end-user training

User experience remains the same with no additional training required.

Simplify print management Simplify print management

Simplify print management

Extended functionality with uniFLOW for security, authentication and accounting.

Extending functionality with uniFLOW Online Express & uniFLOW Online

      Universal Print by Microsoft                    Universal Print by Microsoft +      uniFLOW Online Express Universal Print by Microsoft + uniFLOW Online
No local servers
100% Cloud based 100% Cloud based 100% Cloud based
Windows 10 support Native (no s/w) Native (no s/w) Native (no s/w)
Device Authentication  No Yes (PIN, Card, Image) Yes (PIN, Card, Image)
Accounting Very basic (3 data points) Advanced (60+ data points) Advanced (60+ data points)
Print/Copy/Fax/Scan reporting No Yes Yes
Bulk device connection   No – individual registration No – individual registration* Yes – bulk registration
Mac, Chrome, Email,
No No Yes
Secure Printing No No Yes
Printing policy control  No No Yes
Works with any printer  No – new firmware required No Yes – Any PCL printer

*Universal Print by Microsoft requires individual device registration while devices can be activated in bulk to uniFLOW Online Express

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How it works

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Get started today with Universal Print by Microsoft

Re-imagine your printing capabilities with Universal Print by Microsoft. Find out how simple and easy it can be to setup with your Canon device, with this free tutorial.


uniFLOW Online

Be better connected and utilise the power of the cloud with a single integrated solution. uniFLOW Online simplifies print management and reduces costs with intelligent auditing, budgeting and reporting. Work smarter by scanning multiple items with Scan multi-crop and editing print settings at the device, for accurate output.

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