The Start Page provides a central location for setting preferences, reading product news, contacting fellow developers, and accessing other information to make you more productive with Visual Studio. You can view the Start Page by choosing Show Start Page on the Help menu.
Certain panes, such as those within the Online Resources tab, periodically receive updates from the Internet. The integrated development environment (IDE) automatically downloads these updates every time you select one of these panes while you are connected to the Internet. If you are not connected, the pane displays the last information received. In addition, online content is filtered by the current Help filter; you see only information that is relevant to you.
Note Changing a Help filter on the Start Page also changes the filter applied to the MSDN documentation.
For information on each pane, select one of the following links.