Share with specific people

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I am trying to figure out what seems to be a contradiction in Microsoft's documentation with regard to "Share to specific people".

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/share-onedrive-files-and-folders-9fcc2f7d-de0c-4cec-93b0-.... states

To track access and ensure security, you can only share with someone who is in your organization or has a Microsoft Account.

 

But https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/external-or-guest-sharing-in-onedrive-sharepoint-and-list... states

The recipients won't need a Microsoft account.

 

Is there a difference in the two scenarios which I don't recognize? Or is this a recent change where one of the two documentations has not been properly updated yet?

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The second article is referring to the new "email OTP" functionality, as detailed here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/external-identities/one-time-passcode
It's a fairly recent addition, so I suppose they haven't updated the first one just yet.
If you don't need to track access then you can use an anonymous link wherel the recipients don't need to register their account with Microsoft.