MyUW - Release Notes - 2015-04-24
The Friday April 24th 2015 MyUW release patched the preferred name feature to work properly for users who had not previously set a preferred name.
MyUW ( my.wisc.edu ) fix for Preferred Name
The addition of support for preferred last names (beyond just preferred first and middle names) inadvertently introduced a bug such that people who had not previously set a preferred name were unable to set one. People who had previously set a preferred name, even if they had deleted that preferred name, were able to use the feature without issue. This release fixed this bug such that preferred name should now work properly for all UW-Madison users.