Microsoft spent $10 billion in its most recent quarter on share buybacks and dividends, up more than 30 percent from the year before.
The tech giant's stock price is up 14 percent this year and the company has nearly $140 billion in cash.
Twitter upped the ante after Facebook, Alphabet (Google) and others have asked their employees to work from home till year-end.
As certain tech companies like Twitter prefer their employees to work from home forever, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has warned that making remote work permanent could have serious consequences for social interaction and mental health for workers as virtual video calls cannot replace in-person meetings.
The company also launched new solutions designed to help Indian small and medium businesses (SMBs) maintain business continuity and embark on their Cloud adoption journeys amid the COVID-19 crisis.