Microsoft offers employees permanent work-from-home option
The move comes after social media giants Facebook and Twitter also offered their employees the option of work-from-home on a permanent basis.
Microsoft has said that some staff, such as those who need access to hardware, will still have to show up for in-person work. Others will have the option of working from home part-time.
After the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, many offices switched to work-from-home, with 46% of workforce in the UK and 42% in USA working remotely.
Before the pandemic, only 2% of workers were working remotely on a full-time basis.
Office rents in major urban centers such as New York, San Francisco and London have already dropped after the pandemic.