All the code mentioned in this post is C++
your Elektron EMA SDK is already VS140 compatible
But your Elektron MRN Tutorial is only VS120 compatible
When could you make Elektron MRN Tutorial VS140 compatible?
especially for Tutorial step5 - Download & decode Machine Readable News
Is there a timeline to do it?
I cannot confirm a date at this point for when the examples will include VS140 solution files etc.
However, I was able to open the MRNConsumer_VS120.vcxproj file in VS140, allow VS140 to upgrade the project. I then amended the Project properties to link in the VS140 libraries and successfully compiled and ran the example.