The .NET Micro Framework (NETMF) has opened up embedded software development to a large new audience of existing .NET developers.  There are also a number of current embedded software developers who are trying out NETMF for the productivity and flexibility that it provides.  For these groups, the question of what processor to select and what development board to use can be difficult until they have a little more experience with NETMF and the options that are available.  We get asked this frequently enough that I decided to write down some of the guidance that we commonly share when asked.