Describe the advantages of writing a managed code application instead of unmanaged one. What’s involved in certain piece of code being managed? The advantages include automatic garbage collection, memory management, support for versioning and security. These advantages are provided through .NET FCL and CLR, while with the unmanaged code similar capabilities had to be implemented through third-party libraries or as a part of the application itself. Are COM objects managed or unmanaged? Since COM objects were written before .NET, apparently they are unmanaged. Any code not written in the Microsoft .NET framework environment is UNMANAGED. So naturally COM+ is unmanaged … Click here to continue reading.