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Provide support for macOS devices

Provide support for macOS devices
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 Mar 02 2020
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Universal print would be a lot more useful if it provided support for both Windows and macOS devices as many enterprises support both platforms. 

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Brass Contributor

I see this feature request has been open for 3 years now.. Wonder how close we actually are to having this implemented. 

Copper Contributor

Preview in June 2023! GA in September 2023! finally!

Microsoft 365-Roadmap | Microsoft 365

Copper Contributor

According to the design guide, it appears that this application will be based on IPP, so it shouldn't be too difficult to add support for MacOS as well After hearing about the announcement, I was very excited, but was disappointed to see that it was only going to be available for Windows OS.  As you may know, Macs are a popular operating system in education, and over 80% of our students have them, although the college does not require them.  

Copper Contributor

Has anyone heard when the preview for this will come out?  I see June listed on the roadmap but it's almost July now.

Copper Contributor

Aaaaand now it's the end of July and still no preview.

Copper Contributor

It is now August and still haven't seen anything, has anyone heard if the preview has been released yet?

Microsoft 365 Roadmap - New Releases - Updates | Microsoft 365

Copper Contributor

My Guess at this point given it is billed as "Native" support.

It will be baked into Sonoma, which is now in public preview and due for release in September, if anyone has a machine with the latest Sonoma preview, is it there ?

Copper Contributor

I looked at the design guide, and it appears this is using IPP, meaning that MacOS support should be an easy addition.  I got very excited about the announcement, but was disappointed to see it's windows OS only.   LAMTOGEL  In education, Macs are a huge installed base, and over 80% of our students have them despite no requirement by the college.  

Copper Contributor

Has there been any development on this? Feature on the Roadmap says Release should've been September but haven't found anything around this yet?

Copper Contributor

We're now heading into November and not so much as an update on this.  I'm forced now to look at another product like PaperCut

Brass Contributor

@Ben_Vazquez I gave up last year and implemented Papercut Hive, which is a cloud/mesh solution and it is working well.  Honestly, I'd go that direction if you are looking for a unified and well tested solution that doesn't need universal print or traditional print servers. 

Copper Contributor

I have been battling with Microsoft for months on this, and even logged support calls, they have now update the Roadmap.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=124785

 

This is now in Private Preview and apparently has been for a little while now, but they are no longer accepting signups to it, they say it will go Public Preview in January, and they are hopeful they will hit the roadmap target this time.

So fingers crossed

Copper Contributor

Certainly! macOS devices are well-supported across a variety of applications and services. Whether you are looking for productivity tools, security solutions, or entertainment apps, the macOS ecosystem offers a wide range of options. Many software developers prioritize creating versions of their applications that are compatible with macOS, ensuring a seamless experience for users on Apple devices.

For PDF downloads on macOS devices, you can utilize the built-in Preview app, which allows you to view, annotate, and download PDFs. Additionally, popular third-party PDF reader applications such as Adobe Acrobat and PDF Expert are available for macOS, providing advanced features and a user-friendly interface.

If you encounter any specific issues or have particular requirements related to PDF downloads on your macOS device, feel free to provide more details for a more targeted and accurate assistance.

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