American multinational technology corporation Microsoft is reportedly bringing the printing capabilities from Windows 11 to Windows 10, as a part of its Windows 10 version 22H2 update.
Microsoft has previously stated that a “scoped set of features” will be delivered to Windows 10 over the coming months or years. The new printing capability is the latest example of this new approach.
By adding a couple of new features to Windows 10, Microsoft says “it is delivering on its promise that the “experience of managing capabilities for Windows 11 and Windows 10” will remain consistent until 2025.”
The new printing experience for Windows 10 introduces the ability to add a PIN to a print job. “When a PIN is added to a print job, the job is not printed until you enter the same code on the printer. This is one of the new ways to avoid duplicate connections or incorrect printouts,” according to the statement.
PIN integration could reduce paper and toner waste. At the same time, it will also provide some privacy and increased security to users, especially in an environment with more than one printer.
For enterprise customers, Microsoft is also adding support for Print Support App (PSA) platform to Windows 10. This allows companies to add features and print workflows to the print experience without installing any new driver.
“Windows 11’s new printing feature is heading to Windows 10 with Build 19044.1806 (KB5014666), which is available in the Release Preview Channel. The same update also added a new consumer-friendly feature that lets you receive important notifications when Windows 10’s Do not disturb mode (Focus assist) is on. This is also one of the new features of Windows 11,” as per the reports.