May 09, 2019

ThinPrint Unveils Print Solution for Windows Virtual Desktop

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ThinPrint, provider of the world's leading print management software, and a selected launch partner for Windows Virtual Desktop, is announcing the details of its print solution designed specifically for Windows 10 multi-session desktops hosted on Azure. 

At the Ignite Tour in Amsterdam, Microsoft launched the much-anticipated public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop - its comprehensive service for cloud-based desktop and app virtualization. General availability is currently expected for July. Windows 10 multi-user is optimized for Office 365 and will be offered exclusively via the Azure Cloud. A secure and easy-to-use service that perfectly integrates with Windows Virtual Desktops is essential to enable users to connect their local printers with Windows Virtual Desktop, support printing for mobile and home office employees as well as manage print environments and policies.

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"The Azure Cloud offers companies many advantages, especially in terms of scaling their environment. We decided to build our Windows Virtual Desktop printing solution based on our proven ezeep cloud printing product - enhanced with two decades of proven ThinPrint technology" said Charlotte Künzell, CEO of ThinPrint. "Customers can easily manage their printing processes, without having to worry about the security of their print jobs, high availability, printer drivers or the day-to-day operation of print servers." 

To achieve this, ThinPrint will soon offer a version of ezeep, fully optimized for printing Windows Virtual Desktop. This can be simply installed via the Azure Marketplace and is immediately available to the entire organization thanks to the seamless integration with Azure Active Directory. The printers are connected via the ezeep Connector and network printers can be quickly and easily integrated with the ezeep Hub. The solution establishes a secure connection to its print service without the need for a VPN. Administrators can centrally manage print settings via a clear web console with users having the option to make specific settings via an intuitive self-service portal. 

"After ezeep's quick setup, users have secure access to all their printers at any time, regardless of the end device and whether they are network printers in the company or local printers in the home office," said Christoph Hammer, Senior Vice President of Cloud Services at ThinPrint. "The design, which is harmonized with Windows Virtual Desktop, ensures a perfect user experience." 

Interested customers can now register here for the preview: https://www.thinprint.com/ezeep-wvd-preview

David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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