Google’s Cloud Print allows you to share printers across the Internet. Until now printing required Chrome to be running on the PC hosting the shared printer, but now Google has made the technology enterprise ready.
Google Cloud Print Service
Two new Cloud Print services have been announced by Google. The first is the Google Cloud Print Service which runs as a service on a Windows server and allows administrators to share hosted printers through the Cloud Print system. The printers can then be shared to users within a Google Apps for Education domain.
Google Cloud Print is used internally by Google on over a thousand printers. It can scale to meet your organization’s needs, and can either complement or replace your existing printing infrastructure. Google Cloud Print makes life easier for both system administrators and users.
This means that your current classroom printers can be shared through Cloud Print to your Google Apps users without changing any of your internal infrastructure. Access to printers can also be managed through the Google Apps control panel.
Google Cloud Printer Driver
The second new service is the similarly named Google Cloud Printer Driver. Driver allows Google Apps users to install and print to any Cloud Print printers they have access to from native Windows applications. Now you can printer to Cloud Print printers from Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, or Photoshop.
Still available is the Cloud Print app for Android which allows Android users to print documents to any Cloud Print printers.
Source: Google Chrome Blog