I know, you just want to launch Management Studio (SSMS) and go right into a query window. Why in the world do you have to first connect to Object Explorer and then launch a query window, all this does is slow you down, right? Did you know you can configure how SSMS behaves at start-up? Take a look at this blog posting by Buck Woody. Buck gives you the 4 steps to configuring SSMS at start-up.