Cost Management

Microsoft Azure Cost Management helps you effectively monitor, control, and optimize cloud costs across your organization. Learn more in the Cost Management documentation.

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  1. Azure spending limit pr. Resource Group instead of pr. subscription.

    I see a great potential for Azure if it was possible to control spending limit pr. ressource group.

    In companies with many departments/developers or students at universities have need for develop environments in Azure. My aim is to reduce the risk of letting someone spin up 1000 VMs etc. and leaving them running for months before someone finds out.
    Introducing spending limits / isolating cost for a resource group to each department/developer would be great.
    Each developer could then be given control to his/hers own resource group.

    146 votes
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  2. Enable Cost Management Blade for CSP Partners & Customers

    118030717768771

    Opening on behalf of customer. IT would be great to enable the Cost Management Blade in portal.azure.com for CSP. This would not only give customers the ability to better monitor their spendin by resource/resource group but also allow partners to do so as well.

    The usage file and invoice do not show information based on resource or resource group which poses challenges in understand how much a service actually costs.

    I am opening this feedback up as part of SR #118030717768771 on behalf of the customer

    136 votes
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  3. Add a cost column to each of the resource lists

    Add a cost column to each of the resource lists

    38 votes
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  4. Enable calculation in local currency than $ value

    Hello,

    We are CSP and generated custom reports with markup . Now it is showing cost in $ (USD) . Infact we need to give billing to customers in Indian Rupees. I dont see any option to change currency value.
    please help

    24 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Cloudyn  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We only support the billing currency for Azure enrollments today. We’ll add support for CSP subscriptions. We’re also looking into allowing customization at any level (entity) as well as giving individuals the ability to quickly switch to other currencies. We’d love to get feedback on this. Let us know how flexible you need it to be.

  5. Show VM Name on Cost Effective Sizing Report

    On the "Cost Effective Sizing Recommendations" report I need to see the name of the VM and not just the type and Subscription

    22 votes
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  6. Show Forecasted Billing

    I would like to see what the projected cost of my current configuration would be. In addition to the forecasted current month, it would be good to see the average monthly forecast as well as average daily forecast.

    It would be really nice to see these same forecasts broken out by service.

    20 votes
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  7. Total cost for a resource

    I dont know how exactly a REAL Virtual Machine Costs to me because i was not able to see total cost for a resource. It would be marvelous if we can see the historical "aggregated/grouped" costs of a virtual machine in i.e virtual machine settings.

    18 votes
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  8. Tag details for all Azure Resources

    Today in Azure billing we can see tag details of compute, storage and network only. Can you extend this to all Azure Resources.

    16 votes
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  9. Azure Marketplace charges

    I'm not sure there is anything you can do about the poor information you get from the Microsoft billing API but it would be great to see Azure Marketplace charges on any reports

    16 votes
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  10. Add costs widget to any resource overview blade

    It would be great to have a costs widget on every resource overview blade. It should say you how much money you have burned and predict the cost for the whole period and how much it costs last month.

    16 votes
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  11. Possibility to create daily budget - Control unusual costs from day to day.

    Hi

    With reference to: https://twitter.com/rune_myrhaug/status/1101552474383704071?s=21

    Let's say that normal cost for an subscription (or management group) is 1500. But one day this peaks up to 10.000,- due to an error or unusual usage. There is a need to get functionality that detects such cost-peaks. And the granularity to detect such peaks should be "day". Way to late to get informed or do action on this after a month or quarterly.

    When such a cost-peak is detected there should be functionality that triggers automatic actions - like what's in "Azure Action Groups".

    My understanding is that this can be solved by…

    15 votes
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  12. Custom x-resource group, x-subscription reporting

    On Enterprise level, cost governance / cost control teams may have different scope than single RG, or single subscription. Today the only possibility to control costs at this level is to extract full cost data for all subscriptions (via "beta" connector), and then filter / limit in client tool. It's not manageable to do it RG-by-RG, and frequently even full subscription visibility is not possible (subscriptions may include resources given cost control team shouldn't have visibility to). We need to be able to provide aggregated views on costs not limited to full subscription / single resource group setup - allowing…

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Cost analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Makes sense. The current recommendation is to organize a single team’s applications into resource groups within a single subscription per environment (e.g. production vs. dev/test), then organize subscriptions into management groups which map to the logical hierarchy within the organization. This allows you to report at all layers of the organization and manage access accordingly. We understand not all organizations are setup this way and will plan work to simplify this. Please vote this up to let us know how important this is for you.

  13. Save customized reports

    I would like to save grouping and filtering settings, so I don't have to reconfigure filtering every time I use cost analysis.

    13 votes
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  14. Cost Analysis using Resource Group tagging.

    It would be great if Resource Group tagging would be used for choosing "Tags" in Cost Analysis. We have always been told to tag at the Resource Group level which apply to all down level resources so there was no need to tag the individual items.

    13 votes
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  15. Export to PDF or image

    It would be great to be able to export the charts into a pdf or image or something like that. Not all of our internal customers have access to Azure, but do want this information.

    12 votes
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  16. For Azure sponsored organizations, Add "resource instance id" as exportable field for .CSV download file.

    For organizations with Azure sponsorships, standard features such as "Cost Management" are disabled.
    Additionally, Cloudyn is not an viable option for Azure sponsored organizations.

    This provides challenges for gaining insights, managing Azure resources and estimating projected costs, etc.

    Although, subscribers can navigate to sponsorhip portal https://www.microsoftazuresponsorships.com/ this has
    limited functionality. It includes a basic dashboard as a simplified report but it lacks ability to query or drill down
    as a read-only report. Thus, you are forced to download a .csv file and manipulate externally in Excel or
    via database programming. One specific issue is there is a unique identifier for…

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Recommendations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We will add support for sponsored subscriptions. Please vote this up to let us know how important it is for you.

    Please separate other asks into new suggestions so we can track them individually. We’ll use this suggestion for tracking sponsored support. Thanks!

  17. Import all tags of Azure into Cloudyn Cost Analysis

    We can see the tags of Azure in Cloudyn Resource Management however, the same Azure tags are not shown in Cloudyn Cost management. Please facilitate this feature so that we could use same Azure Tagging in Cloudyn Cost management.

    9 votes
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  18. Enable Manual Sync Triggers from within the Cloudyn Portal

    We need to have the ability to trigger a manual sync to the Azure Billing API from within the Cloudyn portal instead of being at the mercy of the timing of refreshes.

    9 votes
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  19. Show Resource Groups on PDF Invoices

    Current PDF invoices do not show resource groups, meaning it is very difficult to split costs out by group, which are often used to differentiate costs to different clients or internal cost centres.
    Unfortunately the Cost Breakdown does not usually match the invoice costs, so this is no help.
    Offering a CSV download of invoice transactions would be very useful if it also included resource group and resource names.

    8 votes
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  20. Scheduled dashboard based reports

    Currently I have around 20 scheduled reports configured and emailed out for a weekly governance board. Taking each of the reports and manually presenting this in a powerpoint deck is very time consuming.

    I have created two dashboards with the corresponding reports which I have found easier to screenshot and paste in to slides than using the automated individual reports. The governance process requires that the reports presented are filed so I cannot just present the online dashboard.

    It would be great if the view of the whole dashboard could be automated to get a scheduled email with the dashboard…

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Cloudyn  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Great idea! Since everything is being moved to the Azure portal, we’ll focus our efforts on making new tiles are available for all cost data. In the meantime, please vote this up to let us know how important it is to you and consider using Power BI dashboard, which already support this capability.

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