What happens when .NET code is statically compiled to machine code (versus runtime compiled via JIT) by the VC++ back end compiler? You get highly optimized binaries that load and run faster than .NET code ever has before. Yes, my friends, .NET has gone native! :)
Currently it's limited to Windows Store apps for ARM and x64, but judging from their presentation, they are going to extend it to all .NET Framework eventually.. :)
Main topic: http://msdn.microsof...io/dotnetnative (download link inside, might require registration).
Presentation video: http://channel9.msdn...side-NET-Native