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  1. Spending Limit or Maximum Cost CAP for Azure

    As a customer, I really care about Spending Limit or Spending CAP feature of Azure.

    How does Azure prevent some evil attack to my Azure sites causing charge a large billing of Credit Card?

    For example, it should automatically shut off or temporary disable my site when a certain dollar amount has been reached.

    Is this feature in the RoadMap of Azure?

    Or is there anyway to control my maximum Spending Limit of Azure?

    Thanks.

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    173 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Quick update,

    We have been considering all of the risks and investigating the steps required to ensure we implement this feature with high positive impact and low to no negative impact.

    After this investigation we have decided we will enable Pay-As-You-Go customers the option to configure a spending limit on a Pay-As-You-Go subscription, with appropriate safeguards and measures to prevent both service abuse and production service failure.

    We have not yet finished determining the details of what this feature will look like, nor do we have a timeline for release, but we have heard your voices and have added this feature to our backlog.

    Thanks for your continued feedback,

    -Adam (Azure Billing Team)

  2. Verification sign-up with Prepaid Card or with PayPal

    Actually, Azure is available only to people who owns a credit card. I think this is a strong limitation and you should provide other verification methods to reach also users who doesn't own a credit card. Prepaid/Debit card such MasterCard and Visa or PayPal would be very nice options to get verified and subscribe the service.
    Please take this note in consideration because I'm sure Azure is losing lot of potential customers due to this limitation.
    Thanks. :)

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    134 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there,

    My apologies for how long this post has gone unanswered. The Azure billing team has undergone a transformation to ship features faster and improve our responsiveness to our customers. The new team is excited to re-engage with the community and deliver the features you need for a consistent and reliable cloud billing experience.

    With that said, let’s break down this ask:

    Azure currently accepts Credit and Debit cards, and provides a payment option through invoice for certain subscriptions that meet the appropriate criteria. (http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/offers/ms-azr-0003p/)

    Supporting prepaid or virtual credit cards raises several concerns from a billing standpoint. Because of this, we currently don’t support this feature.

    Other localized payment options through PayPal or other third party services are being considered for implementation in Azure, updates will be made available here.

    If you have any further questions, please submit a new suggestion and we will be happy…

  3. Allow MPN Benefit subscriptions to be owned by Organizational Accounts.

    I have all my paid subscriptions owned by my Organizational Account, the Microsoft Partner Network subscription I got for the Azure Benefits from my Action Pack can only be owned by a Microsoft Account at the moment, this makes administration more difficult and I'm unable to open support cases for services on that subscription as the owner is different. It is already possible for MSDN benefits subscriptions so please do the same for MPN benefits subscriptions...

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    171 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey folks, sorry for the late update. Some backend changes were made to alleviate this issue but I believe it doesn’t solve it for everyone yet. Let me go get some details and come back with a better update. Thanks!

    John

  4. More Budget, to play arraound with Azure for MSDN Subcribers

    Would be nice, to get more playarround budget for MSDN Subscribers.

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    97 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the post , votes, and comments. We are aware of this limitation and are targeting sometime next year to improve this experience. In the meantime you can sign up for a new account in your desired country and transfer your assets to the new account via Support.

    -Azure Billing Team

  6. You are not eligible for an Azure subscription

    You are not eligible for an Azure subscription - please add more comments as to why !!!!!

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  7. allow setting spending limit on any account type

    I cannot afford to have a runaway process or a mistake in the Azure portal to generate a huge bill for me.

    Many of the special offers that give Azure credits come with a spending limit of $0.00 such that when your credit is used up, your account is temporarily disabled until your credits are refreshed.

    However, you can only remove the spending limit. You cannot change it to a higher level.

    Also, Pay as you Go accounts cannot have a spending limit either.

    It would be extremely useful to be able to set a spending limit on Pay as…

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  9. add "Resource Group" and "Tags" to CSP reconcilation

    Add "Resource Group" and "Tags" columns to CSP usage based reconciliation file to help CSP partner divide bill to customer by department basis. At the moment only way is to do with different subscriptions and this causes management + admin overhead

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  10. Azure Developer Support email invoices

    According to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-email-invoices/ is the email invoice feature for Support subscription not available. We are missing this feature.

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  11. Display date in localized format

    All dates displayed within Azure portal and billing sections are in the USA format - mm/dd/yyyy, which is very confusing for non-USA users. Format should ideally be based on user's localisation settings.

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  12. Better portal-based visualization of historical usage data, in addition to CSV downloads

    The historical CSV downloads are only useful for finding line items. They don't include monthly spending limits (for that type of account), and they make it really hard to do any visualization or trend analysis over arbitrary periods of time. The ideal setup would be to add controls to enable dynamic date range selection on the subscription usage summary page. It would also be great to see some graphs showing the various usage over time...instead of having to make customers roll their own Excel solution.

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  13. Make Reserved Instances available to PAYG subscribers in all regions

    Please expand the reserved instance offering to all regions. Currently, the FAQ states: "The reserved instance for Pay as you go subscription is not available for Brazil, India, China, Taiwan, Russia, Korea, Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey."

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  14. Expand number of countries supported

    It seems like there are many countries not yet supported in Azure, can you expand the number of countries? I can't sign up today =/

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  15. Allow changes to the billing cycle

    I signed up for my MSDN azure account mid-way through a month, so now my billing cycle is on odd dates. I want my billing cycle changed to be by calendar month (ie start on the first of each month), but I've been told you can't do that...

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  16. Please provide a way to delete a payment method. You can add or change but not delete (not good)!

    Just add the ability to delete a payment method. It appears to be lacking.

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  17. Enterprise Reporting API - Data Freshness via Smarter ETags

    The Enterprise Reporting API has a section on how to use the last ETag in a If-None-Match header to know when new data has arrived. Our team was excited to use this feature, but soon discovered that we would stop getting 304-NotModified after about an hour. Furthermore, when we compared to the last file that was pulled, it was the exact same size and make-up.

    Upon going back and reading the exact wording on "Data Freshness", it looks like Microsoft is revolving the ETag on a new file generation, not just when data has changed.

    Request:
    Change the ETag to…

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  18. Add Invoice History & Download for Azure In Open

    I need to be able to access the invoice history for each subscription and download invoices easily.

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    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have invoice history & download for pay as you go and monetary commitment offers. However, for credit offers like MSDN and for pre-paid Open tokens we are looking to add this capability. Thanks,

    Matt (Azure Billing)

  19. Direct debit payment

    Please Microsoft should add the direct debit payment method to automate the payment process through the bank. The limit of the credit card can be and is an impediment when we have many contracted services.

    thanks

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    26 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We agree, and we’re looking into doing this in the next calendar year.

    In the interim, if credit card limits are a concern, you do have the option to pay by check or wire transfer. Please contact Support to get this set up.

    - Azure billing team

  20. Allow Dev/Test subscriptions through CSP

    As a managed solution provider through the CSP program, we would like to use Dev/Test subscriptions to provide test environments to our clients at a reasonable cost. But we do not have the option to create Dev/Test subscriptions through the CSP program, so we're left with two bad options: vastly underprovisioning the test environment (making testing very painful) or clients paying production-level pricing for test instances.

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