Developers new to Visual Studio 2010 first encounter the IDE through the Start Page. The Start Page acts as a simple portal to your development experience and includes links to community content.
The Start Page is divided into two primary sections. On the left is the projects area, which includes links for creating a new project, opening an existing one, or clicking on a recent project. The right side contains a lot of information inside three tabs:
• Getting Started—This tab provides links to content for starting with Visual Studio, Windows, Web, Cloud, Office, SharePoint, and Data-driven applications. This is also one place where you can link to community inside the Community and Learning Resources link.