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We’re excited to announce our biggest user experience overhaul as Sumo Logic enters its 8th year.

Here’s quick list of some amazing things in the new UI.

1. An integrated workspace

Everything now opens in tabs. This makes workflows like drilling down into dashboards, switching between log searches, or jumping between Metrics and Log Searching much smoother.

The workspace remembers your state so when you log back into Sumo Logic, it fires up your tabs from the previous session.

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For example, Sumo Logic…

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This is an evolving list. I’ll keep adding it as I become more aware of what I do every day.

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Routines are critical.

I have decided to start posting my articles on Medium as well. I don’t promote my Wordpress blog through my social network. I don’t really make an effort to get it out there. With Medium, I feel like I’m taking my blog to a blog playground where everybody gets their own blog and plays with other people’s blogs. …

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Axure is an un-sexy product. The interface looks like it’s from the late 90s. It feels bulky and bloated to use. There…

Rohan Singh

Interaction Designer. Writer of sorts. Lives at

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