PaperCut Blog

Handy PowerShell hacks for PaperCut MF/NG

PaperCutter Alec had a major life experience earlier this year – migrating from MacBook to a Windows 10 laptop.

The change led him to the mysterious wonders of PowerShell and .NET Core (as you do).

In this post, Alec shares his latest PowerShell discoveries.

NEW IN 19.1: Fantastic scripting powers and ways to use them

With Device Scripting joining print scripting, today’s PaperCut admin has unprecedented control over user printing behavior.

From conditional copier access to on-the-fly pricing, it’s about creating rules to improve how people go about printing.

Join me in exploring three scripts bound to be an excellent starting point for any workplace.

REVIEW: Melbourne Microsoft Insider Dev Tour

After many decades of using MacOS and Linux, I thought I’d broaden my horizons a little and take in this year’s Microsoft Insider Dev Tour.

This is the event where Microsoft pimps their developer tools and technical ecosystem to local (in my case Melbourne) developers.

So what did I find interesting?

PaperCut takes on Labman 2019

I took a trip to Labman 2019. These are my observations from the event.

They’re hard-hitting, controversial, sometimes a little weepy, even.

Make up your own mind, if you dare.

An introduction to the Pandoc document format tool

VALA – Libraries / Technology and the Future held their biannual tech camp in Melbourne, Australia recently.

There were lots of great sessions on using technology to manage and publish information. One such talk was by PaperCutter Alec Clews, speaking about the Pandoc text formatting tool.

Here’s that talk.

Meet the poetry-paraphrasing PaperCut Integrations team

Ryan Reichenberg is the newest member of the greatly expanded Integrations team. The team’s grown 300% this year.

PaperCut’s growth has meant an increase in the number of customers wanting to integrate PaperCut into their existing systems. The demand has somewhat escaped Alec capabilities and therefore – all new team!

Printer load balancing: Round Robin vs. “the algorithm”

Another ordinary day, another ordinary customer query. Or that’s what I thought before printer load balancing came to the party.

Join me as I reflect on a humbling solution journey, and dive into “the algorithm” – PaperCut’s ingenious method for handling print job distribution.

Trust me, it’s a thing of beauty.

The power of Docker and containerization

If you’ve been in IT over the last three years you would’ve heard people shout DOCKER from the rooftops demanding its immediate use, everywhere, in your technology infrastructure. And you may have said to yourself, “What’s a Docker?”

PaperCutter Alec Clews shares his insights into the good, the bad and the ugly (ok, there’s no ugly) of Docker.

How embracing technology makes for happier teachers

We’ve talked about all the good stuff our Google Premier Partnership gives to students.

But what about teachers? The guides for new generations? The shapers of minds? Won’t someone please think of the teachers?!

Move over pen and paper, technology and teachers are the new perfect pair – and I’m gonna tell you why.

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