Having already written something similar on the official forum of the Netduino, Chris Walker (Secret Labs) has written a comment to a post on the official blog of the .Net Micro Framework  team after meet them at MVP Summit of thi year.

He emphasizes that Microsoft seems to be getting more interested in pursuing .NET Micro Framework development (it is now part of the Windows Embedded team), whereas the processors for embedded systems are becoming increasingly powerful and less expensive (eg, the Cortex -Mx) and the C # and VB.Net with Microsoft development tools can start to make difference, especially by leveraging all the developers who have knowledge of. Net Framework.

In short, it seems that 2014 will be a fantastic year for the framework and for the community !