Demonstrations of the size, resiliency and speed of the Azure network, along with newly announced capabilities of Internet Analyzer - to measure performance before switching networking services, Azure CDN - to bring your content closer to your users to improve experience, Microsoft Peering Service - to monitor ISP connections for performance and block malicious or anomalous activity and the Azure Web App Firewall - to keep your resources protected at scale. We even describe the new Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) device with integrated 5G LTE and on-board compute to further strengthen your connectivity to cloud resources and your customers. At Microsoft Ignite 2019, this was session THR2286: Networking and hybrid connectivity in Azure and beyond. Yousef Khalidi is a seasoned technologist with a proven record of over 30 years’ experience shipping innovative software and hardware platforms. Yousef is a Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure Networking. Responsibilities include software defined networking, data center and WAN connectivity, peering and internet connectivity, enterprise connectivity and network services. Yousef was a member of the team that conceived and built the initial version of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s hyper scale cloud platform. Before joining Microsoft, Yousef was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. At Sun, he held several R&D, architecture, and management positions including CTO and Chief Architect of Solaris, Chief Architect of Sun's N1 initiative, Chief Architect of the Sun Cluster product line, and as the principal architect of the Solaris MC and the Spring advanced development projects. He has worked on and published papers in several areas, including operating systems, cloud systems, distributed systems, networking, memory management, and computer architecture. He holds 50 patents in these areas. Yousef has a B.S. in Computer Science from West Virginia University, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech.