Enable non-interactive printing in the cloud


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End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020

Business value

Users can print reports directly from the desktop using the predefined printers configured on the Printer Management page. If the printers are selected and set up properly, then no additional steps, such as downloading files or navigating through previews, are necessary. In addition, administrators have the power to configure print jobs for specific tasks, users, or for more complex printer setups.

Complex printing scenarios where labels must be sent to one printer and a packing slip to another are common in many businesses. Users expect to be able to configure, save, and retain certain properties describing such flows, and they expect to print each report directly to a predefined printer.

Feature details

Printing directly to a printer is now possible from the modern desktop clients. The setup that you make on the Printer Management page allows you to control which device to print to, including to cloud printers as defined by extensions. Using the Business Central modern clients, users who work in the browser can set up a printer selection for each report so that documents, labels, and other content are printed automatically on the selected printer. Administrators can manage a list of printers (including cloud printers), for example, by creating a friendly name for each and setting defaults. Additionally, for on-premises installations, any network printer that the server has access to will be available on the Printer Management page.

In this version, a predefined Email Printer extension is installed and ready for customers to use. This supports major printer manufacturers that enable email printing scenarios. Both Microsoft and partners are creating additional extensions for additional cloud printing technologies. Those can be found on AppSource soon.

Printer Management page

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See also

Set Up Printers (docs)