Oh for goodness' sake
They're clutching at straws, aren't they?
If Microsoft wants to be taken seriously again it needs to strip itself down and stop trying to code its own hair-brained products that duplicate better alternatives available for free. That means:
1) Firing everyone involved in consumer web services and burning their offices down. Nothing they've ever done in that area except hotmail and MSN Messenger has worked, and they're screwing those up now as well.
2) Firing the entire Internet Explorer team, burning their offices down and making the browser in W8 Chromium or Firefox, possibly doing a five-year deal with Google or Mozilla to ensure this works. Sadly, they didn't have the sense to do this before spending a fortune on IE9/10 and somehow coming to the conclusion that restarting the Browser Wars was a good idea.
3) Bundling a copy of Thunderbird for the mail app. See above.
4) Giving up making your employees wear Microsoft T-shirts. That's just mean.
5) Actually installing a system-wide spell-checker. Or just licensing Firefox's.
6) Ditching W8. But it's too late for that as well.