It’s 2018, and there’s a new version of Open Enterprise Server available, complete with some exciting, new features like a unified update channel for all patches (including the SUSE Linux patches) as well as a new way to determine “cold data” and move it lower-cost storage options. And in conjunction with the release of OES 2018—there’s also a new update to iPrint as well. Is there anything new in this version of iPrint for OES? Why should you make sure you’ve upgraded to it?
As many of you know, there have been two main ways to deploy iPrint—either in conjunction with OES or as a stand-alone, virtual appliance. There are still benefits to each way of deploying these—but the gap between the feature sets is slowly narrowing. The latest version: iPrint for OES 2018 almost bridges the gap entirely.
Just for a refresher, here is a quick recap on some of the features that are included with iPrint for OES. Yes—these aren’t the “NEW” feature of this release, but it’s worth pointing out some of the highlights of iPrint for OES in general:
Now—let’s see what iPrint for OES 2018 added to the mix! With iPrint for OES 2018 you now enjoy the following:
For those wanting an Apple AirPrint certified solution, you’ll still have to use virtual appliance version of iPrint. This is also true with the use of a remote renderer. Those two features are still only available in the virtual appliance. However, those are about the only two features that aren’t available in iPrint for OES.
OES administrators who only used the version of iPrint included with OES should rejoice. Almost all the features of the iPrint virtual appliance (iPrint 3.1) are now available to them without having to install and manage another machine. Be sure to watch the community technical webinar about what's new in iPrint as well for further details and demonstrations of some of the features and capabilities!
Overall, the improvements and push to reduce the disparities between the versions of Open Enterprise Server is quite encouraging. Open Enterprise Server continues to deliver great value and lower TCO while providing enterprise-grade file, print, and storage services to organizations across the globe!