Altogether, though, the company is holding up, Nadella, who is Microsoft's third CEO, said.
"It is a healthy company in terms of financial strength.
We have a great balance sheet, we are a very diverse business, we have a mix of annuity, non-annuity, that is also stronger than even the last time we even went into the financial crisis, he said.
I feel confident we'll come out of this, frankly, pretty strong, Nadella said.
He said the company's cloud infrastructure and services have been holding up under increased demand.
If this was a previous generation of data centre architectures or software architectures, I don't think we would have been able to deal with this crisis as effectively as we have been able to, he said.
Nadella, who has been working from home since the coronavirus
outbreak in the US, said that he shares an office with his daughters and they've been helping him set up his desk.
Previously, he said, I used to always work from my bed.
Microsoft, who was one of the initial companies
to advise work from home to its people, said the company would follow public-health guidance in every country where it operates when it comes to bringing employees back to facilities.
He said he supports any sort of fiscal stimulus from the US government.
I think the government is doing the right thing, which is, they're focused on the employees who are most impacted and the industries that are most impacted, and small businesses, Nadella said.
Because those are the parts of the economy that are bearing the burden of this quarantine and staying at home, he said.