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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Changing your Display Name

If you're one of those people who go by the lovely name their parents gave them, this probably isn't the post for you. However, if you're like me (and a lot of us!), you may go by another name. 

Your email address was created back at the beginning of time (well, at least the beginning of email in the district) or when you were hired. In most cases, the email addresses were created using legal names. Your
Display name is another matter. This is the name you would like to appear in address books, contact lists, and in the To/From field of emails. With Windows Live, you have the ability to change that Display name so people have an easier time finding you. 

To change your Display name,

  • Click Options in the upper right corner of your Windows Live Mail page.

  • Choose See All Options ...

  • Click the Edit button in the lower right corner of the Account Information section.

  • Update your Display Name and Save.
Remember that this is your professional education account, so be sure to change your Display name to the professional name you use. If you need to change your legal name, please contact Human Resources.

If you have any questions about these or other option changes in Windows Live, please see your CTI, your IT, or leave a comment below.

Logging in to LIVE

To log in to your new EM-S ISD Live@EDU account, go to There is also a link available on the Employees page of the district site.

On the right, under sign in, your username for all things LIVE (email, calendar, skydrive, etc.) is your FULL email address. 
For your first time logging in, you will need to use the default password. If you do not know the default password, please contact your CTI or IT. If you have logged in before, please use the password you created.

We're Going LIVE!

Yep, the rumors you've heard are true ... we're going Live!   Windows Live, that is.

Windows Live is Big. It's more than just email. It's more than just a calendar. It's a collection of online applications that EM-S ISD employees will begin using in May 2011. 

The EM-S ISD Technology and Instructional Technology departments have been working hard to prepare for the transition from Groupwise to Windows Live. ITs and Tech Department representatives will be training all district employees during the month of April on this new system. 

Check back here for regular updates, tips and tricks that will come in handy as you begin using your Live account. If you have questions you would like to be addressed here, please add a comment below. We look forward to answering your questions.

~EM-S ISD Instructional Technology Team