Copying will not gain Microsoft any respect
Microsoft needs their own solutions. By Microsoft copying everything which Google does make Google look like the king of the hill and makes Microsoft look like a want-to-be endlessly chasing and never catching the competition. Microsoft, by God, has 118,000 employees. With that massive amount of employees, Microsoft can write their own software like they use to. Now they can only watch others it's a lost race. Imagine asking Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft a question about software and when you get to Microsoft they respond with monkey-see-monkey-do. Microsoft has lost so much of their respectability when Ballmer just sat on his hands and did nothing about the new mobile revolution. Remember what that idiot said about the iPhone, "It will never get traction."