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 will have to reset your phone.
- 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.