What would make sense? You still open files. You still save them. And you still need to close them (or have some means of releasing locks on them so that they can be moved/copied/backed up/etc).
You don't open them anymore. You do a destructive overwrite not some sort of data append. So you don't need to close. Now if you think about, why do you save them? You already have the system regularly saving updates anyway, saving is cheap. Why bother with you saving? Instead maybe have something like marked versions.
This is, essentially, what an idea "Event Viewer" should be doing.
Exactly but it isn't quite that simple. Because you don't want to just view them you need to have a queue that passes messages back and forth. The human may want to pick between dozens of events and understand which ones are easy or important or time critical or...
When you're talking about a 55" TV, you're talking about what? SD Widescreen? HD? SHD? 4K? What? Resolution's the issue, not the device itself.
No... not at all. As pixels get physically bigger ratios have to change. For example the amount of white space between characters in a font increases much more slowly than the size of a character needs to increase. That is a 5 point font magnified 200% is not the same as the 10 point font. Resolution is not the only issue. DPI matters a great deal.
More important than that though is that size of screen determines how long a person will want to use it. Sligh increases in screen size induce drastic changes in willingness to engage for extended periods. So for example the average phone (4" screen) is 30 seconds. The average watch slightly more than a second. Average 15" screen is 1/2 hour.
But forcing everyone (including enterprise partners, where retaining costs MONEY), over to a new UI paradigm when there was nothing intrinsically wrong with the old one, is Just Fucking Stupid.
The rest of the post was about what was intrinsically wrong with the old one.
Face it. Standard desktop is 1-3 monitors, a keyboard, directional controller (mouse or mouse simulant (rollerball, touchpad, or joystick)), speakers and a microphone.
I don't have to face it because it is not true. Besides quibbling with whether microphone / speakers are really standard the big point is that work has been migrating away from desktop / laptops now for almost a decade. The form factors on which people want to work are shifting. So that's not standard. The work moves.
And there was DEFNITELY no reason behind applying that crap to Server 2012!
I do see the reason for mixed factor laptops like the Yoga or Surface. Microsoft traditionally wants the server GUI to be close to the desktop GUI to reduce training complexity. I don't think it goes beyond that.