Microsoft® to simplify printing in Windows® 8
Finding and installing the right drivers for your printers is soon going to be a thing of past as Microsoft has promised to simplify the process of printing in its upcoming operating system Windows 8. Microsoft has made this claim in a blog post, in which the software giant says that it is “reimagining” the print system for Windows 8.
How Microsoft is going to “reimagine” print system for Windows 8
Microsoft is working on a new printer driver architecture called version 4, or v4. “The v4 architecture produces smaller, faster printer drivers, and it supports the idea of a print class driver framework – a system that allows people to install their printers without having to locate a driver for that device, in many cases,” Microsoft said.
The new printer driver architecture is supposed to use smaller and faster print drivers and support a print class driver framework. The print class driver framework will allow Windows 8 users to install a printer without needing a driver in many cases. Microsoft also mentions that it worked to determine how to give Metro app developers the ability to print. That resulted in the reinvention of how printing is enabled from Windows Runtime.
The printer class driver framework is extensible, supports printing to existing devices, and allows manufacturers to include support for new devices, even if they haven’t been designed yet. The prime objective of Microsoft was to make printers of all sorts function with Windows 8 rather than having to install any type of software.
The operating system is scheduled to be available at retail outlets from October 26. To know complete details about how Microsoft is going to make the process of printing easier for you.