Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 21:17 UTC
Windows Microsoft has detailed some of the business and enterprise features coming to Windows 8.1. "We built Windows 8 to bring the most powerful and modern computing experience to businesses and to help professionals stay connected to their colleagues and clients from anywhere, anytime. Windows 8.1 advances this vision and introduces new manageability, mobility, security, user experience and networking capabilities that will be available later this year."
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printing
by project_2501 on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 22:12 UTC
project_2501
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2006-03-20

I almost hate to admit it but they're innovating and pushing boundaries here.

Printing from mobile devices. Not just that, printing by shaking your device around teh printer to autoconfigure where the paper comes out... great!

Is the open source world really only ever catching up with functions useful for most business users?

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RE: printing
by phoenix on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 23:30 in reply to "printing"
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2005-07-11

Not sure if you're being facetious/sarcastic or not.

You've been able to print from mobile devices for awhile now. From the proprietary AirPrint on iOS, to Google's CloudPrint on Android, to mobile printer support in CUPS, to several for-pay apps in the Android Play Store.

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RE[2]: printing
by Nelson on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 23:34 in reply to "RE: printing"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Not sure if you're being facetious/sarcastic or not.

You've been able to print from mobile devices for awhile now. From the proprietary AirPrint on iOS, to Google's CloudPrint on Android, to mobile printer support in CUPS, to several for-pay apps in the Android Play Store.


He was. I for one thought the NFC pairing for printers was cool, but to each his own ;) .

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RE: printing
by Nelson on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 23:32 in reply to "printing"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Did you happen to see the stuff they're doing as part of Azure/Server? That stuff which took up the lionshare of the time at TechEd was the most impressive.

The Server&Tools division really knocked it out of the park.

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