BES 10 is an all-in-one web-based management tool which will allow IT managers handle existing BlackBerry OS 7 and prior devices, new BlackBerry 10 devices, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, along with iOS and Android phones and tablets.
RIM has broken it down to three major components within BES 10, BlackBerry Device Service (BDS), Universal Device Service (UDS), and BlackBerry Enterprise Server. For those thinking that BES 10 is something new, you are right. It is a different architecture from the legacy BES and so there may be some perceived PROS and CONS with the new service.
BDS will manage the BlackBerry PlayBook running OS 2.0 or later as well as the new BlackBerry 10 handsets. BDS will allow control over connectivity, application installation and security and will use Microsoft ActiveSync for email and PIM synchronization. UDS provides the same controls for iOS and Android devices, and the legacy BES provides the familiar IT tools for OS 7 and prior builds.
IT policy provisioning will be different, but RIM has stated that they will announce more during the autumn of 2012. The current documentation shows some significant differences between BES and BES 10 in terms of IT policy customization and supported enterprise messaging. BES 10 will launch with the first BlackBerry 10 devices early next year.
If you are a BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator we would be interested in your insight on these newly announced tools from RIM.
source: Research in Motion