What’s New

Stay up to date! We are constantly working to enhance and improve ezeep Blue. Here you can find a list of new features and updates.

July 2021

July 12

3 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We added 3 new printer drivers to ezeep Blue’s cloud rendering pool.

July 2

Improved backend communication for ezeep Blue Print Apps and Connectors

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Backend: This maintenance update of the backend will inform ezeep Blue endpoints when the cloud service is busy checking permissions.

2 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We added 2 new printer drivers to ezeep Blue’s cloud rendering pool.

June 2021

June 28

Scalability and throughput improvements to ezeep cloud rendering of print jobs

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Backend: This update includes many enhancements to the cloud rendering service that improve reliability, scalability and performance.

June 24

40 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We added 40 new printer drivers to ezeep Blue’s cloud rendering pool.

Improved handling of duplex driver settings

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Backend: Improved handling of duplex driver settings with the ezeep Print API, which will improve duplex printing in the Android App and Chrome Extension.

June 21

Correct Scaling with native printing in Android

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Print App for Android: We made an adjustment to correctly scale the print job when Android’s native print dialog is used.

June 16

Improvements to the ezeep Blue portals for users and admins

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Portal: We improved the usability of the ezeep portals for users and admins by adding additional information, updating links to our Knowledge Base and resolving a couple of small bugs.

Removal of redundant end point

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Backend: An endpoint that existed for historic reason but was not needed anymore was removed to keep security tight at ezeep Blue.

30 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We added 30 new printer drivers to ezeep Blue’s cloud rendering pool.

Improved hardware ID handling

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Connector for Print Server: This update adjusts how hardware IDs for the ezeep Blue Connector for Print Server are handled to eliminate unintended re-registrations.

June 15

Improvements to usage metering

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Backend: We corrected the billing cycle information on invoices and improved our internal monitoring for billing related events.

June 11

Improved token handling

Maintenance Update ezeep Connector for Print Server and ezeep Hub: By changing how the ezeep Connector for Print Server and the ezeep Hub request authentication tokens, we made them more reliable to run for a long time.

June 6

Automatic Login Preparation

Feature Update: We enhanced our authentication service in preparation for having ezeep Print Apps automatically log in users without prompting for credentials.

June 2

24 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 24 printer drivers.

Duplexing with Chrome Extension

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Print App for Chrome: We improved the communication with the Chrome Extension to ensure compatibility with duplex settings of various printer drivers.

May 2021

May 28

Updated handling of paper formats

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Print App for Android: The handling of printing to printers with unusual paper formats via the Android print provider has been improved.

May 24

68 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 68 printer drivers.

May 18

32 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 32 printer drivers.

May 7

Improved printer properties handling

Maintenance update ezeep Blue Print App for Android: When printing via the built-in Print button in Android apps, ezeep Blue now presents corrected printer property information to ensure documents print as intended by the user.

ThinPrint’s Diagnostic utility includes support for ezeep Blue

Feature Update: The addition of ezeep Blue Apps and Connectors in ThinPrint’s diagnostic utility improves the information exchange between ezeep Blue admins and the ezeep customer service team.

May 5

Access to User Portal and smarter paper format handling

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Print App for Chrome: We added a link in the ezeep Blue Print App for Chrome so that users can easily get to their User Portal. We also made changes to the default paper format which will automatically suggest Letter or A4 based on your Chrome settings.

May 4

Additional endpoints for improved user login

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: This work allows our developers to include a link in their apps which opens the web portal without the need for users to log in. It also is the basis for apps to include organization switching in the future.

April 2021

Apr 23th

217 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 217 printer drivers.

Apr 15th

359 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 359 printer drivers.

Apr 12th

Native Android Printing support

Feature Update ezeep Blue Print App for Android: Android users can now use the built-in print button in Android apps to print to their ezeep-linked printers. Next to printing documents by opening them in the ezeep Blue App or sharing them with the ezeep Blue App, this is the third option to print seamlessly, secure and fast.

Apr 9th

Improved printer created when “My Printers” is used

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Backend: This deployment enables the Print App for Windows to automatically create user-selected printers.

March 2021

Mar 31st

“My Printers” allows users to pick their own printers

Feature Update: “My Printers” allows users to pick their own printers. For more information, check out these two articles:

"My Printers" in the ezeep Portal

Mar 29th

Updated message handling for better user experience

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Print App for Android: We improved how the Print App for Android reacts to messages from the ezeep Blue cloud resulting in fewer error messages to users

Mar 16th

225 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 225 new printer drivers.

Mar 15th

ezeep Blue users now have their own user portal

Feature Update: ezeep Blue users can now log in to ezeep Blue to download their apps and switch between their organizations. Other exciting features will be added soon.

Email verification mandatory for new organizations

Feature Update: ezeep admins now have seven days to verify their email address if they created a new organization and did not use a social login provider.

Email domain reservations available for simplified user onboarding

Feature Update: Organization admins can reserve their email domain. Any user signing in via Google using that email domain will automatically be added to that organization. Sending and accepting invitations is not necessary.

Mar 11th

ezeep Connector for Print Server 2.1.23 improves default setting handling

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Connector: ezeep Connector for Print Server (v 2.1.23) improves the handling of the default setting changes. With this version, admins can change default settings on printer queues on the print server and users will see these default settings applied to their printers when using the ezeep Print App (Windows). Should the user already have changed default settings on their own, the print server defaults are being ignored.

Mar 5th

Improved print stability

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: This hotfix resolves stability issues when printing by improving the communication pipeline between several microservices.

February 2021

Feb 25th

50 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 50 new printer drivers.

Feb 17th

24 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 24 new printer drivers.

Feb 5th

19 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 19 new printer drivers.

Feb 3rd

Ordering and billing update

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: We made improvements to the ordering of services and billing of active users in the backend.

Feb 1st

ezeep Connector for Windows and ezeep Connector for Print Server are using the default browser during the login

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Connector: We released new versions of the ezeep Connector for Windows (2.1.18) and the ezeep Connector for Print Server (2.1.20). Both are now using the default browser instead of Internet Explorer to have users sign in. The new versions are available for download from the ezeep website.

Improved Connector download representation in the Admin portal

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue frontend: This deployment improves the quick start page by making it easier for the ezeep admin to decide which ezeep Connector to download.

Choosing the Connector in the ezeep Admin portal

January 2021

Jan 20th

New version of the ezeep Blue Chrome Extension

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Print App for Chrome: A new version of the ezeep Blue Chrome Extension is available via the Chrome Extension store (version 2.0.29). It fixes a problem with paper size selection with the Xerox Global PCL6 driver.

Printer driver selection hidden for Windows-based printers

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: Printer driver selection is only necessary when the printer comes from the ezeep Hub appliance. With this deployment, we are hiding in the Admin portal the option to choose a printer driver for printers from Windows-based Connectors.

Jan 19th

Print App for Windows does not use Internet Explorer for login anymore

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Print Apps: We released ezeep Print App (Windows) version is 2.2.5. With this update, we are not relying on IE for logging in anymore. Unless a user is logging in to ezeep on a remote desktop, the default browser of the user is used.

Improved presentation of US states and Canadian provinces during signup

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue frontend: US states and Canadian provinces are shown correctly in the drop-down menu during the signup process for a new ezeep Blue organization.

Jan 14th

21 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 21 new printer drivers.

Multiple frontend improvements and fixes

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue frontend: We addressed bugs with group assignments, group searches, and a layout issue with the organization switch component in the Admin portal. Also, we added the ability for admins to remove Azure AD groups from their ezeep organization.

Jan 11th

Improved user experience during signup for a new organization

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: We changed the title of the signup form to improve user guidance.

Jan 7th

Multi-tenant management added to admin portal

Feature Update: ezeep admins who are managing several organizations can simply switch between them by selecting their organization name and selecting another one. Thanks to multitenancy, Managed Service Providers can easily manage and switch between ezeep customers.

Import of Azure AD groups added to the admin portal.

Feature Update: Azure AD groups can be imported directly from the Add group button in Users & Groups. This increases the usability for Azure AD-connected ezeep organizations.

Import Azure AD Groups to the ezeep Admin Portal

December 2020

Dec 15th

9 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released 9 new printer drivers.

Automatic file type detection when printing documents through print API

Feature Update:  We made the file type parameter of the print API optional when uploading a file and have the backend determine the file type.

Dec 9th

Online signup and automatic billing added

Feature Update: Anyone trying out ezeep Blue can now simply sign up for the service and manage their ezeep subscription through the ezeep admin portal.

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Dec 7th

Improved message during signup for a new organization

Maintenance Update ID Server: This deployment corrects a message to the user when a new organization is supposed to be created with an existing ezeep account, but the password is incorrect.

14 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 14 new printer drivers.

Improved user experience for Chrome, iOS, and Android users

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Backend:  This update corrects an issue with showing incorrect properties of a printer when printing via API Chrome, iOS, or Android.

November 2020

Nov 20th

Improved token handling

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue API: When a token is invalid, the API now returns a 401.

Nov 30th

Problem between some country names and CRM system resolved

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: Country names between ezeep Blue and our CRM system were harmonized with this deployment.

Nov 25th

Print Apps for iOS and Android devices

Feature Update: ezeep Blue adds support for iOS and Android devices to its benefits. With the Print Apps for iOS or Android, ezeep Blue users can print conveniently and secure directly from their smartphone or tablet to any ezeep-connected printer. For more information, click here.

Nov 23rd

New Quick Start pages that are independent of any specific environment

Feature Update: Instead of the previous guides for setting up a WVD environment with printing, we have a fresh look that is independent of any particular environment. The Quick Start pages now show dynamic content based on whether a Microsoft Azure account is linked with the ezeep Blue organization.

ezeep Quick Start Dialogue

Nov 18th

23 new printer drivers added

Feature Update: We released a batch of 23 new printer drivers.

Print by providing a link as an alternative to uploading a document

Feature Update ezeep Blue API: Instead of having to upload the document, developers simply send us the web link of the document.

Improved printing via the ezeep Blue Print API

Mainenance Update: In this deployment, we resolved a couple of issues concerning printing via the ezeep Blue Print API.

Nov 13th

General maintenance update to address some issues

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Backend: This maintenance deployment contains several solutions related to the signup of organizations, logging in with a Microsoft Account, automatically creating subscriptions, and allowing admins to log out from their Admin portal.

Nov 9th

Signup for ezeep Blue organization without Azure Marketplace

Feature Update: Customers are now able to create ezeep Blue organizations without the need for an Azure AD or permissions to order through the Azure Marketplace. This allows everyone to start their own ezeep Blue account, invite others and share their printers.

ezeep Signup Dialogue

September 2020

Sept 24th

Improved performance of database access

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: We deployed a hotfix that improves the performance of database accesses and helps with the sorting and filtering of users in the frontend.

Sept 15th

Improved user experience during the invitation and sign in

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: This deployment improved the user experience during the invitation acceptance process and authentication when signing in.

Sept 11th

Improved local printer access permission logic

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: We updated how we determine the users that are allowed to print to their own local printers.

Improved creation of local printers

Maintenance Update ezeep Print App: The ezeep Print App for Windows (version 2.1.26) resolves an issue surrounding local printer creation.

Sept 9th

Enhanced driver information handling in combination with print API and ezeep Hub

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: The backend can now differentiate to a greater detail between printers from a Windows connector and from the ezeep Hub. This is necessary to select the correct printer driver for Cloud Rendering and to make the correct printer properties available to the user in the Print Apps.

Sept 7th

Easier filtering and searching of information

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue frontend: This deployment improved some issues with displaying information by improving filtering and searching for information in the ezeep Admin Portal.

August 2020

Aug 27th

Print API released to customers

Feature Update: With the release of our REST-based print API, anyone can use ezeep to include print functionality in their own apps, portals, and SaaS offerings.

Improved Cloud Rendering infrastructure and Azure Marketplace integration

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue backend: We updated the cloud rendering infrastructure and closed a removed future potential problem with the Azure Marketplace integration.

Improved token handling

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue Print App for Windows: We released version 2.1.25 of the ezeep Blue Print App for Windows. It contains an improved token handling algorithm which reduces the number of related requests to the ezeep Blue backend.

Aug 25th

A clearer interface simplifies print management

Maintenance Update ezeep Blue frontend: This update changes how Azure AD groups are shown in the user information dialog. It adds a link to download the ezeep Connector to the Local Printer Support page and includes other minor layout improvements. This update also corrects some behavior related to searches and printer filters.

Aug 20th

ezeep for Azure becomes ezeep Blue

A few weeks ago, we introduced ezeep groups and the ability to invite users by email address. We are now working on creating an ezeep organization without Microsoft Azure. We will release multiple apps in the upcoming weeks that will be attractive to companies that have nothing to do with Azure. That’s why we decided to rename our service ezeep for Azure to ezeep Blue. This is an intermediary step to reach our goal to merge our three cloud printing platforms into one platform under the name ezeep.