Two things were reported about the very expected sequel, one that we knew (pretty much) and the other one that we didn't.
As we all knew familiar faces will return, who most likely than not are the original three. But that seemed kind of obvious, but at least some light has been shone on the future and now we know for sure we are going to see another group of three leading the new movies. Not that exciting but after so little news regarding this movie, any news is exciting news.
The second one, leads us more into a better understanding of the way the movie is going to go; the sequel will take place 30 years after Return of the Jedi. Which is really nice because it has been about the same time since the movie actually came out. Still nothing more is said but hopefully now knowing that the principal photography begins in May we will hear casting news and more detailed announcements.