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What is Microsoft Universal Print?

The Universal Print solution is offered on select Brother devices to help your business manage its infrastructure through cloud services from Microsoft. Select Brother printers are Universal Print ready with compatible firmware, which provides native support to Universal Print.

With a Microsoft 365 subscription, your business can access Universal Print to:

  • Monitor printer status, configurations and availability
  • See who's using the Brother printers and how much they're printing
  • Configure user permissions
  • Use Universal Print with select Brother devices without the “Universal Print connector”

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Remote Printing via Universal Print

Print to the office from home

Print from home to a device at the office for others to retrieve the print job. Home users can print using Universal Print just as if they were sitting in the office.

Print around the home (with corporate processes & security)

Via Universal Print, enable tracking and accountability for all print jobs printed on the printer.
Print to/from anywhere
Someone sitting in the office can print to the home-office printer for the remote worker's convenience.

Benefits of Universal Print:

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Print from anywhere

Print from anywhere when connected to the internet and authenticated to Azure Active Directory (AD).

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Easy to use and administer

Enjoy a user-friendly, effortless printing experience. You can view, add, and print only to printers that user has access to and search from a large catalogue of printers both near and outside of the current location.

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Save time and money

Eliminate the need to install on-premise servers and printer drivers, saving your business time and money.

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Protect documents and data

Brother devices offer built-in security features to help safeguard your network, keep your devices secure, and protect documents in transit to and from print devices.

How secure is Universal Print?

Your organisational and personal data is handled in accordance with Microsoft data management guidelines. As such, your organisation’s print data is stored in the same manner as Office 365 or Outlook data – protected and secured from vulnerabilities. All communications are over secured HTTPS connections, and printers are represented as Azure AD device objects backed by an X.509 certificate.

Watch our how to videos and see a list of compatible printers below:

Learn how to remove your on-premise print servers using the Universal Print solution by Microsoft. Understand the process of connecting and sharing a printer so that users can print through the cloud with no on-premise print server. This assumes your Brother printer natively supports Universal Print by Microsoft.


Watch how to register and share a Brother printer

Learn more about the process of connecting and sharing a printer via the Universal Print connector. This method of printing should be considered if your printer does not support the direct connection method of printing.


Watch how to register using the Universal Print connector

Learn how to print to a Brother printer through Microsoft Universal Print from Windows.


Watch how to print through Microsoft Universal Print

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Universal Print not compatible with your device?

If you have a print model which is not compatible with Universal Print, you can still take advantage of all the benefits of Universal Print by using the Microsoft Universal Print connector.


Microsoft Universal Print connector

Have questions about Universal Print?

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