A couple of exciting things have been announced for C++ programmers with respect to Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2015 is currently available as an unsupported preview release.
- VS 2015 will support the Clang/LLVM toolchain directly for building code for Android and iOS
- A new Community Edition of Visual Studio is available for free (starting with VS 2013). The community edition is extensible, allowing you to use additional productivity add-ons for C++ like Visual Assist to provide additional refactoring and navigation support in your C++ code base.