Renaming your LiveID

If you’ve found yourself running into a problem of having an Organization ID and a EASID (LiveID with an e-mail address) with the same name – you may find yourself frustrated when working with Microsoft Services, whether that’s MSDN, Office.com or something else that has a Microsoft login.

Further, you might find yourself wondering, “what’s a Work ID versus a Microsoft Account”? Admittedly I find a lot of individuals slightly confused about this. But – Microsoft realized this and that they needed to make a change.

Nevertheless, there’s a fix for that – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/11545/microsoft-account-rename-your-personal-account

So if you’re tired of dealing with your username and figuring out which you need to choose, you can always change your user account to something else. There are some caveats to that though… you may not want to rename your Microsoft account if you fall into either of these situations

  • You use a Windows phone running Windows 8.
  • You are part of our Xbox Developer community.
    • You could lose access to some developer tools.

But for everyone else out there, give it a whirl and try it out if you want clear delineation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s