Here goes the list of some of the changes in Visual Studio 2013 that are targeted towards SharePoint 2013 development . To name a few, Visual Web Part for Farm Solution are back, no need to download SharePoint Template separately , now its a part of default installation
The good news is no more separate download of SharePoint 2013 Project Templates is required. Now SharePoint 2013 project templates are part of Visual Studio 2013 default templates. So no need to Google or Bing to find out where it has to be downloaded. BTW, ensure that you have selected Microsoft Office developer tools option while installing.
Farm Solution based Visual Web parts are back, so relief from background creation of g.cs file.
It also provides an additional option to search of templates online. But right now nothing specific to SharePoint is available in the online repository.
With the new login option inside Visual Studio, settings and configurations can be maintained across environments based on user account.
Easy option to visually see the class reference
Menu Icons have changed a bit with coloured icons here and there
The below are the list of SharePoint Template Items available by default in Visual Studio 2013 preview
Application Page (Farm Solution)
Business Data Connectivity Model (Farm Solution)
Sequential Workflow (Farm Solution)
Silverlight Web Part
Site Definition (Farm Solution)
State machine Workflow (Farm Solution)
User Control (Farm Solution)
Visual Web Part
Visual Web Part (Farm Solution)
Workflow Custom Activity
Some additional Screen Shots
New Project Window
My First web part on Visual Studio 2013 Preview
Have not explored it in depth. Will update this page if I found something more interesting …
If you have landed here looking for SharePoint 2013 templates for Visual Studio 2012. Please refer this post