The most recent update to the IRIS website not only tightened up how we present news, but brought with it two new features: a **Services Status** indicator and the **Incident Tracker**.
The **Services Status** indicator is displayed at the top of the left sidebar and gives a quick overview of the general state of IRIS services at any given moment. It is color-coded by severity so you can tell immediately if any critical or routine incidents have been reported. You’ll know everything is right with the world when a green check-mark is displayed.
Clicking on the Services Status indicator takes you to the [**Incident Tracker**](/incidents). On this page, you’ll be able to see all the service incidents that haven’t yet been resolved. This is the first place to check if you’re experiencing some sort of systemic problem or want to know if any services are scheduled for maintenance.
As for the improvements to news: when you’re viewing a list of posts you’ll no longer see updates mixed in with them and incidents that have been resolved are now clearly indicated as being so.
We hope you find these new features useful and we welcome any feedback you might have.