According to a job posting on Microsoft's career site
, Windows 8 planning and preparation is currently taking place.
The job posting, spotted by enthusiast site CodenameWindows
, hints at third-party application updating, updating virtual machines while they're turned off and delivering full applications, among others. Microsoft admits in the posting that updating virtual machines whilst they are off "turns out this is pretty hard!." The job is for a role on the Windows Update Client team, responsible for delivering software updates to over 600 million machines.