Great New Features for Print and Document Services for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 Preview

Print and Document Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview and Windows 8.1 Preview include some great new features that assist administrators as well as end users.

Administrators will enjoy the fact that you can now backup, restore, and migrate WSD print devices by using the Print Management console or by using the command line tool PrintBRM.exe.

Another great new feature is connections to printers by using Near Field Communication (NFC) Tap to Pair wireless technology, which provides short range connections between devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and printers. Administrators can deploy this technology in three straightforward steps.

End users will enjoy the fact that printer connections now roam with Microsoft accounts, and printing from Windows RT is easier.

For more information on these and other new features, see What's New in Print and Document Services for Windows Server 2012 R2 at

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