Even before the advent of Windows 7, Microsoft was hard at work planning the next iterations of the Windows client and server platforms. But even though the successor of Windows 7, commonly referred to, even by Microsoft's own employees, under the codename Windows 8, was in planning, the Redmond company is not sharing any details on the release with the public. The silence continues even at this point in time, when the first reports indicating that Microsoft has actually kicked off the development process for Windows 8 began emerging. Still, sometimes details leak outside of Redmond. It is the case of a Program Manager on the Windows 8 team which claims that the next version of Windows will be unlike anything users expect of the operating system.