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Should I use my personal Microsoft account or work account to login to certain Microsoft Sites -

I am trying to determine which MS account to use when logging in to certain MS sites/sub-domains. I understand when to use my work account for certain MS/Azure services and when to use my personal account for others.

Specifically, what account type (personal or work) does MS recommend that I use when logging into the support sites, primarily techcommunity.microsoft.com + docs.microsoft.com as well asl, answers.microsoft.com and support.microsoft.com ?

For developers/IT, when should we use a work login which may be transient vs a personal account for the aforementioned support sites, taking into account that we would like our badges, comment history, subscriptions and certifications to be preserved and cross-referenced into the future?

Below is a list of frequently used MS Sites grouped by the MS account type that I most commonly use to login with; Is this correct?

If there a reference which outlines the implications of using work vs personal accounts when logging in to Microsoft sub domains, azure services, shared office services and MS support/community sites?
Is docs.microsoft.com the only subdomain that simulates the merging of the work and personal account? (See Figure 1 below)

Personal Account linked to Work Account: (See Figure 1 below)
https://docs.microsoft.com/
Personal or Work Account:
https://answers.microsoft.com/
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/
https://feedbackportal.microsoft.com/feedback
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us
https://trainingsupport.microsoft.com/
https://visualstudio.com/

Work Account Only
https://protection.office.com/
https://portal.azure.com/
https://compliance.microsoft.com/
https://security.microsoft.com/
https://devicemanagement.microsoft.com/
https://portal.cloudappsecurity.com/
https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/
https://admin.microsoft.com/#/catalog
https://outlook.office.com/mail/
https://myanalytics.microsoft.com/
https://servicetrust.microsoft.com/
https://developer.microsoft.com/

Personal Account Only
*live.com
https://outlook.live.com/
https://onedrive.live.com/

For reference I have reviewed, the difference between MS personal Account / Work accounts is explained . Also Q&A vs Techcommunity + Difference with Microsoft Tech Community + Microsoft Technical Community vs. Microsoft Q&A which discuss the differences & usages between the current forums, most of these point FAQ for MS Q+A
Thank You

Figure 1: My work and personal account can both be used to login


See attached for examples of MS Work / Personal accounts logged into MS Sites:
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Below is a list of frequently used MS Sites grouped by the MS account type that I most commonly use to login with; Is this correct?

If logon is successful then it should be fine to use.

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