make it possible to see when a recovery point / backup for an Azure VM expires.
When using recovery services vaults it is not currently possible to see when a recovery point is due to expire. This makes administration difficult as ad-hoc backups can be assigned individual retention periods and recovery points may have been taken using different policies.
heather Mardon commented
Even more important now you can create ad-hoc recovery points of Azure files with longer retention times. It is impossible to audit/report on for compliance reasons.