Release: Quest/Provision Networks VAS 5.10

Seven months from its previous release, Provision Networks finally ships the new version of its cross-platform VDI connection broker: Virtual Access Suite (VAS).

This 5.10 version is the first one to be released after the Quest acquisition occurred in November 2007 and brings a remarkable number of features. Among the others:

  • Group-based dynamic provisioning
  • Automated power management for virtual desktops (power off/on, suspend, standby, Wakeup-On LAN)
  • Automated management for guest OS (log off, reset, restart, shutdown)
  • Support for Microsoft Hyper-V 1.0
  • Support for Virtual Iron 4.3.x
  • Support for PXE Boot and LiveCD Linux clients
  • Support for SmartCard login
  • Support for bi-directional audio (microphone redirection)


Shortly, Provision Networks should release an additional update to include another much wanted feature: the Multimedia Redirection, which seamlessly redirects multi-media content to the client CODEC for local playback.

The company published a live demo of the product which is worth to try.
A trial instead is available here.

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.