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Connecting and Disconnecting Your Activity Providers

Tempo’s Activity Feed draws its information from a wide range of providers to create its activity cards, including Google Calendar, Office 365 Calendar, Jira, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), JetBrains, and GitHub. From your Activity settings and Filter, you can enable/disable the connection to these providers, choose which providers' activities you want to see in My Work, and set if you want to display or hide incomplete and rejected activities.

Installed plugins and platforms such as VS Code, JetBrains, or GitHub require authorization in their respective apps. However, signing in is not required for these providers: Jira, Planner, JetBrains, VS Code, and GitHub. Since you don't need to sign in for those providers, the status remains active and Activity feeds are simply populated once data is received from those plugins. For example, when a team member works on a coding task in VS Code, the activity feed automatically displays the time spent on these tasks.

You need to sign in to Google calendar and Office 365 to be able to receive Activity Feed notifications and event cards in My Work for those apps.

Only you can see your activities in My Work - no one else in your organization can see them until you log time to them. See Artificial Intelligence - FAQs for more information about Tempo automation.

Connecting to Your Activity Providers

In your Activity settings, you can connect to a provider to populate your Activity Feed. The currently supported providers are Google Calendar, Office 365 Calendar, VS Code Extension for Tempo Timesheets, JetBrains Extension for Tempo Timesheets, and GitHub Suggestions for Tempo Timesheets. Since Tempo Timesheets and Tempo Planner are embedded in Jira, you don’t have to explicitly connect to it; however, you can turn off the display of activity cards coming from Jira using the Filter (see Filtering Your Activity Providers).

For example, if you want to connect to your Office 365 Calendar so that it appears in your Activity Feed, follow these steps:

  1. In My Work, click the Settings icon in the top right, then select Settings under ACTIVITIES.

  2. In the Activity Settings, click the edit (pencil) icon next to Office 365 Calendar. The INACTIVE label indicates that the calendar is not connected yet.


  3. You are redirected to the Tempo Apps page where you can sign in to your Office 365 Calendar - see Connecting Your External Calendars for more information.

    Once you’ve signed in to your Office 365 account and selected your calendar, you’re all set!


When connected to the Enhanced calendar, it displays events 14 days ahead and 14 days back from the current date. If Planner is also installed, it displays events 90 days ahead.

  1. When you return to My Work, the Office 365 Calendar becomes active and activity cards from your calendar events appear in My Work.

    You can hide and display these cards in My Work using the Filter menu - see Filtering Your Activity Providers.

  2. To log time to the calendar events, see Logging Time to Your Activities.

Disabling the Connection with Your Activity Providers

You can stop receiving activities coming from a certain provider in your Activity feed by temporarily signing out of the provider. This disables the connection so that you no longer receive any activities in your Activity Feed. When you are ready to enable the provider again, simply sign in again.

You can't disconnect your account with Jira because Tempo Timesheets is embedded in Jira.

If you want to stay connected with your provider, but temporarily hide cards coming from it, simply turn off the provider in the Filter - see Filtering Your Activity Providers for more information.

To disable the connection with a provider:

  1. Go to Activity settings and click the edit (pencil) icon.

  2. Sign out of your provider in the Calendar connection dialog. Signed-out providers will have an INACTIVE tag next to their names in the Activity Settings.

  3. To reconnect to that provider, click the edit icon and sign in again.


The INACTIVE label appears only next to calendar service providers (Google and Office 365 calendars) because those are connections that Tempo can readily establish. Plugins (VS Code, JetBrains, and GitHub) do not have this label because Tempo can’t tell if a user is actively connected or not.

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