Microsoft Universal Print connector in Azure cloud

Wide format output printing (CAD, C, D, E, and A0-A5)

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SDI Cloud Printing Extension for Azure and Microsoft Universal Print

This extension allows wide format output printing (CAD, C, D, E, and A0-A5) to accomodate commonly used engineering drawings, GIS maps, and custom roll sizes (e.g. well logs)

The SDI connector/driver is implemented using Graph API to provide secure, multi-tenant printing.

  • Azure active directory
  • Microsoft Graph API
  • Azure Identity
    • MSAL (The Microsoft Authentication Library)


  • Direct printing from cloud application to printer (C, D, and E)
  • Maintain full cloud security that Universal Print inherently provides
    • Enables printing from a cloud-based application to your local printer
  • Uses standard Universal Print administration
    • Seamless integration into Azure Universal Print
  • The user experience is standard Microsoft print
    • No additional learning curve
    • Application dialogs remain the same
  • With SDI, all existing desktop printing capabilities are now available in Microsoft Universal Print
    • Opens up the use of your existing Canon, HP, and Epson big-roll wide plotters
    • Works with any application that uses Microsoft printing (e.g. print from PowerPoint to E-sized sheet)
  • Ability to place and scale drawing in the application print preview window

What's the difference?

  • Administrators use the SDI connector to add printers to Universal Print

What is cloud printing?

  • Printing from a cloud application
    • running on a virtual machine
    • as a service accessed through a browser
    • service REST API)
  • Output of print job is to your local printer

What is Microsoft Universal Print?

  • Limited to document page size (i.e. A, B, A4, and A3); SDI cloud extension extends to A0 and E
  • A print application that extends your desktop printing into the cloud and connects to your local printers
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