Machine State For Test Environment
I use here just for SharePoint farm for now and thanks for user friendly portal. It is really nice to use a great farm at least 3 virtual machines. Maybe it should better if there is no action on machine for couple hours to shut down machine automatically. Maybe I think different from your work politics but it should be better to save limited credits for test users at the beginning
This cost saving mechanism is something we are looking to enable. You could support this just using Azure Automation scripts to detect and act.