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. Invoice and Cost Analysis Naming inconsistencies

    Your tools make it VERY DIFFICULT to understand what is going on the invoice, when the Name and Type used on the Usage Charges do not correspond with the Name and Type on the Cost Analysis blade.'

    To be precise...

    Items in Dashboard/All Resources/Name correspond with Dashboard/CostManagement/Cost Analysis/Name, but

    neither of these correspond with Invoice/Usage Charges/Name

    So, please make the names in Invoice/Usage Charges correspond with Dashboard/All Resources and Dashboard/CostManagement/Cost Analysis.

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  2. v2 usage reports - German Cloud

    Please implement v2 usage reports for subscriptions in the Microsoft Cloud Germany so customers can benefit from resource tags and better ways to monitor service costs.

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  3. invoice items

    not only have usage-based Invoices available. we need Invoices to different by Ressource Groups and Tags so we can difference the cost for cost unites.

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  4. Total Cost of Resource

    When looking at the cost management blade, I see several costs broken down by each piece of a resource. I'd like to see total cost of a given VM, with all of it's resources bundled in. An example would be a server I built has three disks, a network interface and the actual VM size. I want to see the total cost of that VM without having to dig through a report and identify the different pieces that tie in to a server. This is especially useful when the Azure environment is inherited and I didn't get the opportunity to…

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  5. Resource costs listing should have hyperlinks to bring you to that group / item

    and or item for visibility directly into managing costs.
    right now they are plain text labels. shouldn't be hard to include hyperlink to the named resourcegroup or resource itself.

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  6. See what the actual cost of my services would be WITHOUT my MSDN subscription

    Show what the actual real-world costs would be when I make my application live and it no longer qualifies for MSDN discounts I can predict my budget - i.e How much I need to go live.

    a "Based on your current daily spend of xx.xx - making this subscription live would cost ***.xx per day"

    Another 'nice to have' may be "based on your previous 30 day usage - We recommend you upgrade zzzz service to xxxxx i.e S1 DB to a S2

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    Great idea! This sounds like the cloud comparison capability in Azure Cost Management today. In this case, you would be able to compare the workload across subscription offer types. Does that sound right? Let us know and we’ll consider it as it gets voted up.

  7. Separate out subscriptions for separate monitoring and billing live views

    It would be cool to be able to have a blade for each subscription with the billing costs at the top of each to show monitoring and the costs breakdown for each item within a subscription. This will allow an administrator to see if one of the resources is getting out of wack cost wise and be able to manage that issue.

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  8. Azure Cost Management App (Large Data Sets

    We are leveraging the new Azure Cost Management PBI App. After initial setup with one months of data we increased the number of months of data to 12. This failed with the following error(s):

    Data source error: {"error":{"code":"ModelRefreshShortMessageProcessingError","pbi.error":{"code":"ModelRefreshShortMessageProcessingError","parameters":{},"details":[{"code":"Message","detail":{"type":1,"value":"We cannot convert the value null to type Record."}}],"exceptionCulprit":1}}} Table: Usage details.
    Cluster URI: DF-MSIT-SCUS-redirect.analysis.windows.net
    Activity ID: 7add63eb-0b60-4798-b469-654c98eff78e
    Request ID: a82107d7-6b53-4bea-ba43-8d4fa555aa0f
    Time: 2020-06-12 00:18:13Z

    Data source error: {"error":{"code":"ModelRefreshShortMessageProcessingError","pbi.error":{"code":"ModelRefreshShortMessageProcessingError","parameters":{},"details":[{"code":"Message","detail":{"type":1,"value":"We cannot convert the value null to type Record."}}],"exceptionCulprit":1}}} Table: Usage details amortized.
    Cluster URI: DF-MSIT-SCUS-redirect.analysis.windows.net
    Activity ID: 384b514e-0496-444d-bce0-77b0320978cb
    Request ID: 00595011-d185-a48c-14ab-d1e31bea43fe
    Time: 2020-06-10 22:28:13Z

    After rolling back…

    3 votes
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  9. Export data for previous month

    I would like to be able to export data for previous month with the scheduled export, so I can have an export running on the 1th of the month, there's exporting all transaction-linies for the previous month.

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  10. Azure Cost Calculator scenario injection into Azure Cost Management

    It would be great to create configurations in the Azure Cost Calculator and inject them into the Azure Cost Management. Then you can monitor against your original configuration (for a specific service) and check how the actual costs are performing against the initial (configured) calculated budget. This will provide clear insights for decision making and definitely will save time (manual tagging / analysis).

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  11. Billing report doesnt add up correctly

    Upon viewing a report that was grouped by "billing period" for the last year (2019), the totals of all of the 12 mos shown in each period bar does not add up to the total value shown in the "Actual cost" field for the whole report.
    The total shown is about $10k higher than the actual monthly costs added up together.

    Something is wrong with this report's accuracy. Cant trust it w/o doing my own math to check it.

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  12. Filter by tag

    In the Azure portal, I am able to get a daily (and full month) Cost Analysis with a filter for tags for the full subscription (all resources).

    In the API I was able to find, I was not able to odata filter on "tagname eq" and "tagvalue eq". This filter seemed to be skipped. So that tag name+value filter is something I'd like to see so I can get customer usage and cost by code instead of clicking around in the Azure portal.

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  13. Reservation resource type in Cost analysis

    Row related to 'Reservation (order)' within Cost analysis overview contains the guid and its location. Rest of the columns:
    Resource group name - contains "Not applicable" value which is ok, reservation is even not related to subscription.
    Tags column - contains tags based on the ones that are filled in.

    Would it be possible to display relevant information in Resource type column? Just to know that it is related to 'Reservation'.

    Exported list also miss a value for this column. Would it be possible to put there 'microsoft.capacity/reservationorders' value in a same way as for the subscription related resources?

    3 votes
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  14. Improve Cost Management PowerBI API for Reservations

    Cost Management in Power BI is in need for better documentation. By default only Last7Days are returned as Lookbackperiod.

    Can other periods be requested by parameters?
    Also InstanceFlexibilityRatio and normalized size columns needs documentation and values does not always make sense when comparing.

    3 votes
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  15. Ability to hide subscriptions in reports that don't meet spend minimum.

    In Cloudyn I would like to be able have a filter or threshold setting where I could hide a subscription or service from appearing if the cost is below $10 , $100 , [$XX] threshold I set for the report.

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  16. Costs of yesterday

    Azure billing --> Costs by resource --> Timespan selection --> New menuitem for the last (whole billed) day. For checking fees of the recent day. Interesting during testing of different services / combinations.

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  17. Add Value Column to Daily Usage section of the Azure billing CSV

    We need a daily breakdown of the cost of a pay-as-you-go subscription, either as cost per day or cost per item per day. I see the itemised usage CSV file gives a cost value for each item type but the daily breakdown does not include this value.

    As an example: Our bills run from the 21st to the 20th but we need to split one of them on the 9th. Before is between two customers and after is just one, so we need to split the cost fairly.

    I think we can work out a way to calculate it based…

    3 votes
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  18. Accounts Administrator Role

    Please can a role be created purely for the use of a companies accounts team. This role would only be permitted access to the subscription invoices along with predicted costs.

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  19. Show subscription name or tooltip when viewing Billing Details.

    The "Running Costs" shows what appears to be the subscription ID. I'm assuming this is simply a factor of this being a Preview. But, I would like to see the name of the subscription here (perhaps even a tooltip). Also, as I move my mouse over the graph line, it would be cool to see a tip with the value changing.

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  20. Power BI EA API Key

    Please bring back the EA API Key for Power BI.
    It is not appropriate to have everyone creating Power BI reports nor is it appropriate for users to run reports against another user.

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