Few of our users did not like this started pane in CRM 2011 and asking us if we disable this.
Following steps individual user can do to remove this started pane
Step 1: Go to File -> Options -> General tab
Step 2: un- tick “Show Get started panes on all lists” and click ok
System admin can switch this setting off for all users by doing following steps.
Step 1: go to Settings -> Administration -> system settings – > General tab
Step 2: set “Show Get Started panes on all lists of all users “ to “NO” and click ok
Hope this helps..