Announcing an enhanced navigation experience

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Welcome to a new xMatters! As part of the upcoming Hogan's Alley Quarterly Release, we're rolling out an improved navigation experience for our web application.

Here's when you can expect to see the new nav hitting your xMatters instance:

  • Non-production environment access: February 18
  • Production environment access: March 3

But you don't have to wait until then to see the updates! This article gives you a sneak preview of some of the improvements that are coming your way:

Left sidebar navigation

Right off the bat, you'll notice we've moved that main navigation to a collapsible menu on the left side of the screen. In its most streamlined view, the menu displays icons for the main areas of the product. You can move your pointer over the icons to view their labels, or if you'd prefer you can opt to expand the menu to include labels:

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Getting around

To view the contents of a menu item, just click on it. You can then click on an item in the list to be redirected, or you can click the 'x' icon to remain on the current screen:

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Admin controls

If you have administrative privileges in xMatters, you'll notice the Admin settings are now located under the gear icon at the bottom of the sidebar menu. This separates these settings from the other parts of the menu that you're more likely to use on a day-to-day basis.

More screen real estate

The main benefit of the new navigation design - besides its slick new look and feel - is that it frees up a lot of extra screen space, giving you more room to work with your data. With all the new data columns that we've been adding to the All Events report, we think you're going to appreciate the extra elbow room!

Active alert badges

For easy access to your Inbox, we've added a link to the top right corner of the screen, next to the user drop-down menu. We're currently in the process of adding a badge that lets you know when you've got active alerts in your Inbox - this includes a handy counter that lets you see at-a-glance if new alerts come in or others are resolved.

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Let us know what you think!

We love getting your feedback, so if you have thoughts on our new design or ideas for future usability improvements, drop us a line in the community!

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