Microsoft is bringing pin-protected printing to its Windows 10 operating system — a feature that actually debuted on Windows 11.
The tech giant has an “extensive set of features” it plans to bring from Windows 11 for a more natural transition from Windows 10, which will be shared across operating systems in the near future.
To avoid duplicate printing, especially in busy offices and workplaces, Windows 11 (and now Windows 10) users can set a pin on their computer. The file will only be printed if this pin is entered into the printer.
Pin-protected printing on Windows 10
The move is not only about improving security and privacy, but in an age of environmental awareness, it should also reduce paper waste.
Enterprise customers also get print-related features connected to Windows 10: The Print Enablement app is designed to support new features and allow workplaces to print workflows into the print experience without the need to install additional drivers.
Windows 11 users also value focus assist for the operating system’s Do Not Disturb mode, allowing users to continue to receive important, time-sensitive notifications regardless of Do Not Disturb status.
Windows 11 print and do not disturb features are moving to Windows 10 with build number 19044.1806 and are currently available for testing in the Release Preview channel.
There’s no word on when this version, which has been in beta since June of this year, will be widely available, but you can check out the full list of additions and fixes Windows Blog Site (opens in new tab).
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