Office 365 for staff has a user profile directory containing information such as Display Name, Office Telephone Number, and Email Address of the staff. While this is a useful feature, finding the person that you want can be difficult. Most people search a person by the person’s name. However, without a standardized naming convention, a person is hard to find because there are many different ways of representing a name, such as surname first, last name first, name with salutation, etc.
The need and the benefits of standardizing the practice is agreed through IT Coordinator Group (ITCG) and further endorsed on 17 Aug 2016 IT Governance Committee meeting. The naming convention in Office 365 is now standardized with the following format: