Every time you open IDE, you can see some news section in the home page which is actually downloaded from the internet. Normally I don't use any of these links or news. So i don't mind to disable this feature which will reduce the loading time of VS IDE. Follow below steps to disable it.
- Open VS IDE
- Go To Tools->Options
- Select Environment->startup
- Select the option "Show empty enviornment"
- Unselect the "Download content every" checkbox