You will be able to change hte default page from the Admin page under 'Start Page Settings'.
Also, you can add ... actually replace the exisitng logo with your custom logo by renaming your logo with default tableau logo png. After doing this, you will need to restart tableau server. Look for png files on the server at (may be different depending upon your version)
You can also do this by using a tabadmin command. Find more at
There is no way that I currently know of to make a specific view the default start page, but you can make a workbook the default start page.
From your workbooks page (http://tableau.birkbeck.ac.uk/workbooks/Tableaureportsmenu/), using the user menu in the upper right hand corner of the page, there should be options to 'Make this my start page' and if you are logged into an admin account 'Make this the start page for all users'.
Hope this helps.
That'll work for us.