Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Print Versus Printix Cloud Print

What are the differences between Microsoft hybrid cloud and Printix public cloud solutions being used for modern workplace printing?

Printix’s Craig Parrish recently published a blog post explaining  these differences:

“Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Print is a new feature for Windows Server 2016. This solution layers on top of existing Windows Server(s) running as a print server, and enables Azure Active Directory joined, and MDM managed devices to discover and print to organization managed printers. There are a number of subscriptions, services, and computers you need to acquire before starting an installation.

Printix is a cloud print enablement platform approved by Microsoft, integrated with Azure AD and offered as a subscription-based software as a service (SaaS). This solution is serverless and enables complete print infrastructure migration to a Printix Cloud managed environment, to discover and print from any device to any network printer across multiple locations. There are no upfront costs, no additional maintenance or support fees and no commitments to get started installing and deploying in a matter of hours.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the key features and differences between these cloud-print solutions:

NOTE: Gartner estimates that the annual cost of provisioning a print server to be approximately $2,500.00 per year. Printix removes the requirement for deploying Print Servers and having to establish complex corporate WAN for branch printing.

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