@Tinytoot: That talk wasn't recorded. But it is based on a full day of training that will be on Microsoft Virtual Academy in mid January. Email me if you want to chat more about the topic (rogreen at microsoft).
@Ghada:You need the C++ 2013 Runtime Package (version 12), which targets .NET Framework 4.5.1. The C++ Runtime Package (version 11) targets .NET Framework 4.5 and is greyed out when you are on Windows 8.1.
@MagicAndre1981:On the contrary, we are happy to engage in discussions with customers. As you know, we had this conversation when folks first saw the new IDE look and feel. We told you why we did what we did. We listened to feedback, including lots of criticisms. We made some adjustments and have made even more. We'll continue to take feedback and make additional changes.