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Microsoft is bringing PIN-protected printing to its Windows 10 operating system — a feature that actually premiered on Windows 11.
The tech giant has a “set of features” that it plans to inherit from Windows 11 to make Windows 10’s bridging process more natural, which will be shared between the operating systems in the near future.
In an effort 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 files will not be printed until this pin is entered in the printer.
Pin-Secure Printing on Windows 10
The move is not only related to increased security and privacy, but should also reduce paper waste in an environmentally conscious era.
Enterprise customers will also get a print-related feature that will be bridged to Windows 10: the Print Support app is designed to support new features and for workplaces to print workflows to the print experience without the need to install additional drivers.
Windows 11 users also appreciate focus assistance for the operating system’s Do Not Disturb mode, which allows users to continue to receive important, time-sensitive notifications regardless of the Do Not Disturb status.
Windows 11 print and do not disturb features are moving to Windows 10 with build number 19044.1806, which is currently available for testing in the Release Preview Channel.
There’s currently no word on when this build, which has been in testing since June of this year, will become generally available, but you can check out the full list of additions and fixes at the Windows blog site (opens in new tab).
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