Understanding the differences between Basic, Enhanced and Legacy Calendar connections

Connecting your Google and Office 365 calendars to My Work is useful for when you're trying to log time. You have two options when connecting your external calendar to Tempo. You can either select the Enhanced Calendar connection with Tempo Automation or the Basic Calendar connection to view your activities in My Work.

Tempo's Legacy Calendar connection is being discontinued and converted to the Basic Calendar connection. If you are using the Legacy version for time tracking, you will benefit from the updated features in the Basic calendar connection. You also have the option to update your connection to the Enhanced calendar connection, that supports the Activity feed and other automation features, all of which are listed in this comparison table.

Enhanced Calendar connection

Basic Calendar connection

Legacy Calendar connection

Definition

Connects an external calendar to allow Tempo to provide you with improved accuracy in logging and planning time.

See Logging Time using the Activity Feed for more.

Connects an external calendar to Tempo and allows you to log work on your calendar events.

See Logging Time in My Work for more.

Connection

To use the Enhanced Calendar, you will need to click on Sign In, proceed with the default calendar and allow access in the subsequent steps.

To use the Basic Calendar, you will need to click on Sign In, allow access and choose a calendar of your choice.

Security

The calendar information is not shared or reportable by anyone except you. Only you will be able to see the information from your calendar.

The calendar information is not shared or reportable by anyone except you. Only you will be able to see the information from your calendar.

Tempo Automation

The Enhanced Calendar connection employs Tempo Automation to deliver advanced features.

N/A

N/A

Information collected/stored

The following will be collected/stored:

  • Masked User ID that is untraceable.

  • Event ID (associated to your calendar events and activities)

  • Calendar title and description

  • Rejected and Accepted events

  • Duration and time of calendar event

N/A

N/A

Event Titles

Tempo's event title displays the connected calendar's event title.

Tempo's event title displays the connected calendar's event title.

Tempo's event title displays the title of the Jira issue.

Deleting Activities

Yes

Yes

Full Day Events

N/A

Full day events are displayed at the bottom of the calendar for drag-and-drop across any day.

Note

The above information is stored in Tempo for a period of 6 weeks. Information such as browser history, screenshots and screen recordings will NOT be stored or collected.