Allow users to change their username

Brass Contributor

I am very uncomfortable with my username written in cyrillic letters - the same with my colleagues that do not speak russian.

Also, if two people with identical names will register on TechCommunity - what will happen? The later registered will get the uglier username? And it will stay forever.


I suggest to remove inheritance of usernames from Microsoft accounts and let people choose them freely without significant restrictions.

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Hello! We have recently changed our usernames so that usernames are unique for new users in the Tech Community. (These new usernames do not allow spaces.) Eventually, all usernames will follow suit. 


If you'd like to change your username, email us at, let us know the name you'd like and we are happy to change it for you. We don't allow users to do it themselves to avoid frequent name changes.