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We are on office 365. There is no LAN, 365 is our LAN. We each have a printer, so when we want to print a doc, we open it in the client and print with our own personal printer. We would like someway where one person could print on another person's printer or from a list of registered printers of their choice.

It seems like Google has a cloud printing solution of this type. Does Office 365 have any solution for this? If not, what is the best solution to achieve something like this? We want to access each others printers as if they were all on a common LAN without them being on a common LAN.
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No, Office 365 doesn't have a native offering of this sort.

There are a bunch of apps out there allowing you to share printers over the internet, such as http://www.printershare.com/

If everyone is in the same office and connected to the same network, you could do it via Windows 7/8 sharing.
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When you say the same office and network, do you mean the same physical location and/or LAN? Could everyone be on windows 7 or 8, be miles apart and have no other connection other than being fellow members of the same Office 365 site, and accomplish something like this if they all have windows 7 or 8? Could office 365 work as some sort of common LAN to pull this off without having to have an actual LAN besides 365?
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Yes.  I mean everyone is getting their internet connection from the same device (typically a router).  So you can ping each other using internal IP's assigned from the device.

If everyone connects to the internet directly, meaning everyone has a public IP, or people are in physically different offices, disregard my statement on Windows Sharing.
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Thanks and the third party software looks pretty good
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