Microsoft declared a quarterly dividend of 51 cents per share, 11 percent higher than the last quarter.
Microsoft beat estimates for quarterly profit and revenue with shares touching a record high of $125.85 during regular trading hours.
Shares of Salesforce.com Inc jumped as much as 6.4 percent on Tuesday after a Bloomberg report that Microsoft Corp was evaluating a bid for the cloud software provider.
Microsoft reported revenue and profit above Wall Street expectations, as sales of its hardware and cloud-computing services helped to offset a decline in the company's core Windows business.
Microsoft on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar.
China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country.
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