Earlier versions of WordPress allowed users to set the featured image for a post from the media upload screen. A link for "Use as Featured Image" appeared right next to the "Insert Into Post" button.
It seems that this was dropped in 3.5 beta. I can still set a Featured Image back on the post screen using the Featured Image box, but I don't see a way to set an image as the featured image at the time of upload.
Was this removed intentionally, or can it be restored?