PIN-protected Printing now available in Windows 10
Microsoft is bringing PIN-protected printing to its Windows 10 operating system – a feature that actually premiered in Windows 11. The tech giant has a number of features it intends to carry over from Windows 11 to bridge the gap to Windows 10 more naturally, to be shared between operating systems in the near future. To avoid duplicate printouts, especially in busy offices and workplaces, Windows 11 (and now Windows 10) users can put a pin on their computer. The file(s) will not be printed until this PIN is entered into the printer.
Pin-protected printing on Windows 10
The move not only comes with increased security and privacy, but is also said to reduce paper waste in an environmentally conscious age. Enterprise customers also get a print-related feature that will be bridged to Windows 10: the Print Support App was developed to support new features and for workplaces to print workflows for the printing experience without having to install additional drivers. Windows 11 users have also prioritized Focus Assist for the operating system’s Do Not Disturb mode, allowing users to continue receiving important, time-sensitive notifications regardless of Do Not Disturb status.
Printing and Do Not Disturb features are transitioning to Windows 10 with build number 19044.1806, that is currently available only for testing on the Release Preview Channel.
Currently there is no word on when this build, which has been in testing since June of this year, will be generally available. However, you can see the full list of additions and fixes on the Windows Blog site