Microsoft is killing the following editions of VS Express:
- Visual C#
- Visual Basic
- Visual C++
They will still be available but won't be updated beyond the current version 10.
They will instead only be offering the following three products:
- Express for Windows Phone
- Express for Web
At this point it isn't clear from Microsoft's blog post if you'll be able to produce "forms" or console applications in the "Windows 8" edition (but I suspect not).