Signup and Billing

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  1. Allow companies to change the financial administrator without losing history

    Currently, if you change the financial administrator of your Azure subscription, the subscription is essentially closed and reopened with the new administrator, which means that the invoicing history and usage data is lost. Also, your invoicing periods change which gives poor continuity. The improvement would be to allow a company to change the person responsible for the subscription without losing data or continuity. Ideally we would like to see a financial adminstrator's role which can be moved when people leave the business. It would be best if more than one person could have the access associated with this role in…

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    • You already used your one free trial or you are not eligible for it. does bing block china user? email have changed times.

      You already used your one free trial or you are not eligible for it.

      I have changed 2 email address , does bing block china user, and what I can do next after this ?

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      • Should NOT have to use a credit card for a FREE account

        We should NOT have to use a credit card for a FREE account. If it's not actually free then why in the world would a credit card be used.

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        • EA subscription cost views not working

          We're having trouble giving our team access to view EA subscription cost view in Azure portal. We gave our users Owner and Billing Reader roles, but they're all getting an error "Your enrollment has cost views disabled. Contact your enrollment administrator"

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            Hi everyone,
            For EA Cost views, there could be a couple settings that would cause the “Your enrollment has cost views disabled” message to come up.

            If you are not seeing costs, it might be due to one of the following reasons:

            -You are an Account Owner and your Enrollment Administrator has disabled the “AO view charges” setting within the Enterprise Portal. Contact your Enrollment Administrator to get access to costs by having them enable the setting. -You are a Department Administrator and your Enrollment Administrator has disabled the “DA view charges” setting. Contact your Enrollment Administrator to gain access. -You purchased Azure through a channel partner, and the partner has not released pricing information. The Partner would need to enable cost views before the Enrollment Administrator can enable the cost views.

            Note: When settings related to cost access are updated within the Enterprise portal, there is a delay of…

          • be consistent. You start out with a text confirmation, which then locked up, then reverted to CC confirmation.

            Figure out how you are going to actually do things, text confirmation or CC. I received an offer of Text authentication, which then locked up, and then presented a CC authentication method only.

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            • Azure Sucks compared to AWS. It's too hard to sign up to a Subcription.

              Microsoft Azure Sucks. Please Simplify the Sign-Up Procedure. Your product is too difficult to use.

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              • E-Mail alerts for defined cost thresholds within subscriptions

                Within large corporations (Azure Enterprise Enrolment) different cost centre responsibles own separate subscriptions.
                Usually they plan with certain budgets and should be automatically notified via an automatic E-Mail out of Azure when certain thresholds are reached.
                Is such a feature in the pipeline?

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                • Resource type and sort not working as desired

                  Selecting one resource type limits the result list to this resource type. Once I click on a column header to sort the result list, the list gets sorted but ignores the selection of resource type and displays all resource types.

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                  • Subscription Cost analysis timespan: once dissabled will not reenable

                    I selected last month. It said there was not data and then greyed out the timespan so i could not change back to current.

                    had to leave and comeback.

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                    • Change donut chart in the overview from by resource to by resource type

                      The chart shows 3 items for me and then 99% other. Dividing by resource type (VM, storage, PaaS Web, PaaS SQL, networking, etc) would give a better overview of spend.

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                      • Cost reporting for EA subscription too limited

                        The new cost analysis item in the subscription blade is already limited:

                        This feature is currently in preview. Your subscription has too many resources, and not all results are displayed below.

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                        • Will not accept a Valid MasterCard

                          The Free Azure trial site will not accept my valid MasterCard!

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                            • Payment Information for API access

                              Being required to provide card details for the free API access is laughably intrusive.

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                              • Allow adding multiple subscriptions at once from a template, e.g., give me 10 subscriptions of this kind

                                Allow adding multiple subscriptions at once from a template, e.g., give me 10 subscriptions of this kind

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                                • Valid Card Details not accepted

                                  On registering, I tried first to use a valid mastercard but got the error:
                                  Sorry, we can't accept pre-paid cards. Please try another payment method.

                                  Then I tried to use a valid VISA card and kept getting the error:
                                  We can't authorize the payment method. Please make sure the information is correct, or use another payment method. If you continue to get this message, please contact your financial institution.

                                  Please advise

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                                  • Re-check what is happening

                                    In trial registration payment method drop box does not drop any item hence given an error. This has taken me hour and i can't register

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                                    • Fix your zip code database

                                      Your signup refuses to let me create an account because it says my zip code isn't correct. Odd, the POST OFFICE thinks it is....

                                      Also, put a phone number out there to call someone when this **** doesn't work, because now I'm basically screwed and have to find some other method to get an account created, but I'm guessing there isn't a non-automated way to do this....

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                                      • Cannot subscribe Azure service

                                        Hello,

                                        I am trying to get a subscription "Pay-As-You-Go" for Azure SQL and apps service and cannot as it says: Your login session has expired. Click here to log back in.
                                        And it happens within 4-6 sec after click on the "Pay-As-You-Go" option here https://account.azure.com/signup?showCatalog=True

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                                        • Billing Alerts by daily consumption and separate continuous and one time fees

                                          Today alerts are set as limits per month.

                                          Let's say that I have an expected monthly spending of $100 and I set the billing alert to $110.

                                          Now add a service in the beginning of the month making the total monthly bill $200.
                                          The alert will only be triggered halfway through the month. If I by that time fix the problem I still have a monthly cost of $150.

                                          Also one time fees, fees that are charged once a month/year should be separated for the alerts.

                                          My suggestion is as follows.

                                          - Allow Billing alerts to be set as a…

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