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Google announced in November of 2019 that Google Cloud Print will hit End-of-Life in December 2020 and will no longer be supported. Although the product has been in beta since its launch in 2010, many organizations still use the service in some capacity. The advice from Google and other experts to prevent issues with EOL of the product is to either print directly to a local printer or utilize an alternative solution depending on your environment type.
Since its inception, Google Cloud Print has been the cloud-based printing solution recommended by Google to its users. The System can turn any PC that runs Chrome into a print server for users’ Google accounts. This allows Google to circumvent having printer drivers for Chrome Operating Systems. Google Cloud Print allows users to print from anywhere, with added elements of security, and simplified printer sharing. Some organizations were able to replace or supplement their print infrastructure with this service.
With the end of Google Cloud Print on the horizon, Google has announced the following native printing features will be applied to Chrome Operating Systems by the end of 2019:
These additional features are currently in development and will be made available prior to support for Google Cloud print ending:
If you are affected by the EOL announcement for Google Cloud Print, now is the time to create a plan. If your users are on chromebooks, then you can adjust by printing directly to local and network printers from chromebooks, instead of printing through Google Cloud Print. If this is not the case, you will need an alternative solution.
Tricerat’s patented print management software is a secure and simple solution that allows users to print from any device, in any location, to any printer. Tricerat supports Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, printing. Admins can redirect printers from remote user workstations or assign network-managed Print Server printers to remote users. Our centralized console offers simple and quick assignments of printers and users, which can be done by IP range, group, location, and more.
Here are some of the key features Tricerat software offers:
To learn more about Tricerat’s printing solution, schedule a demo today!