In this hour you got a better picture of how the .NET Framework is laid out and how it works. You learned about some of the major classes within the .NET Framework and what their MFC relatives are. You also learned how the benefits of the .NET Framework make deploying applications easier and how applications, components, and even source code written in different languages can all work together within the same environment.
By now, you should have a better concept of what .NET really is and what benefits it provides the developer and the end user. As you continue through the upcoming hours, you will learn more about the concepts introduced in this hour and how they are put to use in application development.