Google Cloud Print- Launch your printjobs from Windows Apps

December 2016

Google has announced several important updates for its online printing service, "Google Cloud Print". It is now possible to launch your remote printjobs from Windows applications. In addition, an administration tool for Windows allows you to quickly connect printers to the Google cloud.

Launched in April 2010, Google Cloud Print is a mobile printing service that allows users to connect their printer(s) to the Google's cloud, to launch remote printing and share their equipment with other mobile users. So far, the service was natively supported by Google Chrome, Chrome OS, Android, and more recently accessible through a dedicated mobile application.

Launch remote printjobs from Windows applications

Google has just announced the availability of two features to facilitate access to the mobile cloud printing, from a PC:
  • Google Cloud printer is a driver available for free, that once installed on Windows (7, Vista and XP), allows you launch printjobs on a remote printer from an open Windows application (e.g Adobe).
  • Google Cloud print service is a service designed for network administrators.It allows them to simply connect their printer(s) to Google Cloud Print.

Learn more: The announcement from Google.

Illustration : Google Cloud Print, Google

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