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Business Calendar Panel 3.0.0

Daria Volkova
Creative Director at Volkov Labs, Grafana Champion

We are happy to announce the release of the Business Calendar Panel 3.0.0. This release includes the following updates.

  • Plugin rebranding, the new name is the Business Calendar Panel.
  • Finished transitioning from the Legacy calendar to the Big Calendar.
  • Expanded Grafana's offered date formats.
  • Many small improvements to make the Business Calendar even more intuitive.
  • Required Grafana 10 and Grafana 11. Breaking change.
Grafana Plugins catalog

The plugin was updated in Grafana Catalog on May 2, 2024.

Business Calendar panel 3.0.0 for Grafana.

Business Calendar Panel

The Calendar panel joins the Business Suite for Grafana and with that gets an elevated name. Now, the same amazing open source plugin is called the Business Calendar panel.

Please welcome the new name for the same functionality!

The Variable panel now is called the Business Variable panel.
The Variable panel now is called the Business Variable panel.

Downloads

The plugin has been downloaded almost 3 million times. What a milestone! The steadily increasing download number is a fantastic indicator of Community trust. Thank you all!

The Business Calendar plugin total downloads from Grafana Catalog.
The Business Calendar plugin total downloads from Grafana Catalog.

Big Calendar

We employed the Big Calendar library in September of 2023. It is an open source powerful React library allowing many features such as:

  • Switch between month, week, and day views.
  • Switch back to the current day (today).
  • Display events from the previous and subsequent time ranges.
  • Professional style.
  • Many others.

The users preferred this library over the Legacy so often that we do not see the need to support the Legacy library anymore. Starting from this release there will be only Big Calendar mode and the Legacy option disappears from the user choice.

Extended date formats

As you know, there is a Language setting in the user profile preference. Along with language this setting also impacts the displayed date formats. The currently existing choices were not enough for some of our use cases. We added English 24 and ISO 8601 formats.

Use the Date and time format option to overwrite the user language setting.
Use the Date and time format option to overwrite the user language setting.

Grafana 10 and Grafana 11

Breaking changes

Grafana 9 is not supported.

Our plugins always follow the latest Grafana versions and stay compatible with the most recent releases. That means, however, that we have to sunset the support of obsolete releases.

The latest Business Calendar Panel 3.0.0 fully supports Grafana 10 and the upcoming 11 releases.

Getting Started

You can install Business Calendar Panel from the Grafana Plugins catalog or using the Grafana command line tool.

For the latter, please use the following command:

grafana-cli plugins install marcusolsson-calendar-panel

YouTube Tutorial

Business Calendar Panel is a Grafana plugin that displays events from various data sources.

Business Calendar 3.1.0. Overview and detailed tutorial. Display dates and time in Grafana.

Release Notes

Breaking changes in 3.0.0

  • Legacy Calendar was replaced by Big Calendar.
  • Requires Grafana 10 and Grafana 11.

Features / Enhancements in 3.0.0

  • Added keeping refresh dashboard on time range change (#167)
  • Added plugin e2e tests and remove cypress (#168, #170)
  • Removed Legacy calendar replaced by Big Calendar (#172)
  • Prepared for Grafana 11 (#175, #176)

Features / Enhancements in 2.5.0

  • Updated style for event details tags (#161)
  • Updated dependencies to Grafana 10.4 (#154)

Bugfixes in 2.5.0

  • Fixed showing location on month and work week views (#160)

Features / Enhancements in 2.4.0

  • Updated Big Calendar to 1.10.3 (#150)
  • Added ability to select date format (#151)
  • Updated ESLint configuration and refactoring (#152)
  • Updated dependencies and Actions (#154)
  • Added hiding end time (#155)

Bugfixes in 2.4.0

  • Fixed keeping calendar dates if no time range change (#156)

Feedback

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