Start up Personalization
Allow me to set a start up (home) default page with a picture and content of my choosing. This can avoid carrying last week's old (sometimes not so fun) chats into this week first thing, and instead allow for the launching onto my calendar or a personalized welcome to the day page.
Agreed - why do we have to start with something so clunky - simpler is always better !
Timothy Merridew commented
This is needed also for security and sensitivity reasons.