My Windows application opens with a grey screen and a search view in the sidebar. The purpose of the app is to search cases on a server, edit them and save them. Altough it migh be sufficient for starting work, I thought that showing just a blank void is a bad (especially first-time) experience.
I was wondering: what better ways are there to welcome my users and help them get into the application? What good landing pages are out there that aren't just pointless "Welcome" screens and actually serve a meaningful purpose?