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. 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.

    1,046 votes
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    160 comments  ·  Budgets  ·  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. 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.

    143 votes
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  3. 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

    111 votes
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  4. Move all Azure Cost Management (Cloudyn) functionality into the Azure portal

    Move all cost management features into the Azure portal so we don't need to go to a separate portal to manage costs and view cost analysis reports. Right now, it's split across 4 different portals.

    47 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Cost Management capabilities are being built natively into Azure. You can see this today with cost analysis, budgets, and cost recommendations for Enterprise Agreement (EA) subscriptions. Let us know if there are any specific areas you’d like us to focus on.

  5. Add a cost column to each of the resource lists

    Add a cost column to each of the resource lists

    36 votes
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  6. Search by Resource Guid

    I usually open Subscription > Costs by service blade in order to check cost consumption. Currently, the blade only shows its product name such as "Compute Hours - AP East" and resource guid. With these, I cannot find which resource is.

    It would be good to be able to "search by resource guid" in search bar.

    23 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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

    22 votes
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    4 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.

  9. 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.

    19 votes
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  10. 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.

    17 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Enable RateCard API for EA Subscriptions

    We are a managed service provider that generates quite a few quotes for customers that wish to migrate infrastructure to azure. We have automated the import of azure products in our system but it has become difficult to track costs and profitability since we only have access to public pricing. It would be very helpful if there was a rate API similar to the billing API available to EA customers. Ideally it would include the public pricing as well as the EA pricing that takes the volume discount into account. With it we could further automate our quoting/sales/invoicing pipeline.

    Thanks

    15 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Cost analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Downloadable excel pricing list

    Hi,

    As an Azure re-seller

    I want to download the the pricing list of all your offerings (Compute, storage, security...)

    So that I can build on my own Azure Internal costing tool that will be linked to CRM, to visit my customers and provide them accurate cost estimates.

    OR

    As an azure reseller

    I want to access Restfull APIs for pricing (Compute, storagem, security...)

    So that I can build on my own Azure Internal costing tool that will be linked to CRM (auto updated prices), to visit my customers, provide them accurate cost estimates,

    Thank you.

    14 votes
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  16. 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.

  17. 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…

    12 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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!

  20. 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.

    10 votes
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