Back in March I wrote a post about “how not to roll out SharePoint” and I said I would share some of the ramifications of changing the login procedures.
When our central IT folks initially set up SharePoint for us, they added the characters w2k between the @ sign and the email extension. So, in Star Trek language: firstname.lastname@example.org became email@example.com.
Then, at some point, they removed the w2k requirement, and had it go back to firstname.lastname@example.org. So, what are the ramifications of this change? Quite a few, and I figured I would spend a little bit of time this month going through some of the changes we experienced, just so you are educated on why NOT to do things this way.
After training everyone all this time to insert the w2k as part of the login process, it’s almost sad that we get to un-train this annoying little addition, right? Euh, NO. I for one am glad that we removed that little barrier to adopting SharePoint, and that we no longer have to be conscious of our behavior every time we log in.