I am very excited about the .NET Native project. And while this is just for WinRT app store apps right now, I was encouraged by the commentary in the Channel 9 presentation. I am eager to learn more about it.
For a long time, the speed of desktop processors has spoiled us, allowing us to depend on heavier and heavier JIT workloads and dynamic utilization of multiple core libraries. With the challenges of mobile coming along, we get the benefit of heavy duty platform specific optimization in .NET Native now.
Because I often write server applications in C# that could really benefit from that extra platform optimization, I am hoping and looking forward to being able to utilize .NET Native in my work as well.