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Better, Faster, Stronger: A new Splunk Lantern

KayeChapman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Here on Team Lantern, we’re super proud that the step-by-step, business outcome-oriented guidance that Lantern holds helps Splunk customers everywhere achieve key security and observability use cases.

But we always want to keep improving. Thanks to the feedback we’ve received from our users we’ve created a brand new and enhanced Lantern experience, and we are very happy to announce that our latest site release is now live.

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What’s changed?

Our homepage has received a serious revamp with brand new graphics and a sleeker look and feel. Site search is still accessible from the top of the site, as before, and we’ve also added a new page just under this - “How can Splunk Lantern help me succeed?” - which introduces new users to what Lantern is for.

We’ve also added a block of featured articles to showcase some of the top content we’ve released recently. This will be refreshed regularly.

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Scroll down and you’ll notice a number of new menu options at the core of our new homepage. Our content is now split into Platform, Security and Observability headings so you can go straight to the content that matches the Splunk products you have or the business outcomes you’re looking to drive.

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Under Platform, you’ll be able to access our beginner-level Getting Started Guides, our more intermediate Product Tips, Data Application, and our Cloud Platform Migration guidance is here too.

Almost all of these areas have seen big improvements in how they are organized. Getting Started Guides are now sorted in tabs by product, with easy-to-access resources you’ll need to get onboarded.

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Our Data Application section has also grown quite significantly. The Data Types and Data Sources here are refreshed and ready for you to discover the use cases you can accomplish, with links to all of the Splunk apps and add-ons that can help you get data in and work effectively.

Under Security and Observability, you’ll notice that like our Platform section, we have Getting Started Guides and Product Tips. Here you can also access our use cases. Click the drop-down, select the category you’re interested in, and you’ll be taken straight to a list of use cases for that category. These new categories are better aligned with how other areas of Splunk manage use cases, which should help you more readily find relevant help no matter what Splunk group you’re engaging with.

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Finally, towards the bottom of the page we’ve got links to the Splunk Success Framework as well as a list of new articles we’ve published, which you’ll see updated frequently.

What do you think?

Like the new design? See any areas we could improve even more? We’d love to hear from you! Complete our short survey to share your thoughts and contribute to the next iteration of Lantern improvements.

You can also leave us feedback on any article in Splunk Lantern by logging in with your Splunk account, or in Splunk Product Guidance by clicking the in-app feedback link.

We rely on your feedback to keep improving, so please do consider taking a moment to share your ideas - whether you’re a new or a returning Lantern user, we’d love to hear from you.

Articles published

Although April was a light month for new Lantern content projects given our site redesign, 26 new pages were still published. The majority of these are new Data Application pages to help you connect data types and data sources to use cases in Lantern. Here’s the full list:

We hope you’ve found this update helpful. Thanks for reading! Leave a comment and let us know what you think 😁.

— Kaye Chapman, Customer Journey Content Curator, Splunk Lantern