Site administrators will be directly affected by the following changes that are planned for the 2002 version of Content Management Server:
- The Site Builder application is being renamed Site Manager. It will have its authoring and editing functionality stripped, and will no longer be a tool shared by so many different roles (authoring and editing will be handled exclusively within the Web Author application).
- Content Management Server 2002 will have better integration with Microsoft Application Center, allowing easier deployment of file-based Web site assets.
- Site migration tools will be provided to help ease the burden of upgrading Web sites from the 2001 version to the 2002 version.
- A new role, called channel manager, will be introduced in Content Management Server 2002. Some Web sites based on the roles defined for the 2001 version found that the site administrator could end up being a bottleneck with respect to container creation. Assigning additional people to the role of channel manager, with authorization to create new channels in a particular area of the site, should help ease the reliance on site administrators without the need to grant full site administrator privileges to too many people.