A new feature in Enterprise PDM 2012 allows you to display full names in the user interface where only login names were previously shown.
Here is what some of you may have seen in earlier versions of Enterprise PDM ;)...
In Enterprise PDM, user names are displayed to indicate who has checked out or created files, sent or received mail messages, or initiated actions performed on files.
Here is how you change Enterprise PDM in the Administration Tool to display Proper Names.
1. In the left pane of the Administration tool, expand Users.
2. Right-click your user name and click Settings.
3. In the left pane of the Settings dialog box, click Explorer.
4. Under Miscellaneous, select Show full user names.
5. Click Apply.
That's all there is to it. Now your 2012 Enterprise PDM user interfaces will look more like this...