Microsoft already ensured the servicing readiness for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and started planning for Windows 8, the successor of Windows 7. This information comes from the LinkedIn profile of Ahmed Badruddin, a Microsoft Software Design Engineer in Test II since Sep 2008 until present day. Badruddin was one of the people who labored to define and execute testing strategy associated with improving Windows 7 SP experience quality. “Efforts lead to an unprecedented state of servicing readiness for Windows. Windows 7 SP technologies, processes & builds were ready over a year before release compared to Vista and previous OSes which didn’t reach that state of servicing readiness and quality for months after release. Planning servicing quality goals, metrics, processes, and tools & technologies for Windows 8,” reads an excerpt from Badruddin’s CV via MSFTKitchen.