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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    Reservation reporting - to show the cost savings for each reservation. Customers can see their costs but many have asked to have the cost savings calculated for each reservation purchased.

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  2. Tengo problema con mi suscripció y todavia no me han resuelto.

    Me pusieron por error un servicio que no uso y ahora después de 2 años no puedo pagarlo y tengo mi aplicación fuera de servicio.

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  3. Dynamically query get the last few months of usage data

    Using the usage API for example, I want to get billing data for the last few months from today (x number of months).

    Example:
    https://management.azure.com/{scope}/providers/Microsoft.Consumption/usageDetails?api-version=2019-10-01?$filter=usageStart -eq 3months

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  4. Are the dates in UTC or local timezone?

    If they are local, then this data seems to be ~20 hours old.
    If they are UTC, then it's ~10 hours old.

    It's quite a big difference, could you tell me on the chart, perhaps when I hover over the x axis?

    Even better, you could give me the choice - UTC or local

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    All dates are in UTC. We’ll make this more obvious in the portal.

    We can also look at a setting that allows you to see data in local time, but keep in mind those times won’t map to calendar periods, which might look confusing.

    Separate from this, we’re also looking at showing when the last data snapshot was taken.

  5. Drill into the costs for Databricks resources

    The new feature "Drill into the costs for your resources" is amazing!
    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/drill-into-the-costs-for-your-resources/

    Would you mind add links between the Databricks resource cost and its managed resources.

    I am thinking about Databricks clusters VM and network resources located in the Databricks managed resource group.

    Thanks

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  6. What if analysis if I say select 10 * 5 running time against reserved instances

    Would be good to know if its better to use reserved instances or 10*5 running time.

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  7. Balance and costs per month

    I think the cost analysis should provide:
    - costs/month/ressource ir order for the analysis.
    - A balance showing costs + payments in order to know the real debt.
    - An explanation of the costs in every ressource… since there are many ressources created internally by Azure. Even though they have low cost.

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  8. improve daily export function

    Currently I can only export PNG/Excel report from Azure portal. It would be helpful if we can have same/better feature in scheduled report & API.

    The use case is resource owner want to have a way to get email report for their particular resource usage through email without visiting Azure portal.

    It would be nice the scheduled report can generate email with either a png picture or a html page showing the report, with a link to go to the Azure Portal report.

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  9. ability to send an email (group of people, example stakeholders) ) on a specific day the ongoing subscription cost

    ability to send by email on a specific day (recurring example every friday) the ongoing subscription cost.

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  10. Ability to view costs in multiple subscriptions all together

    Ability to view costs of all subscriptions or select several in cost analysis view

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  11. A rolling 12 month pivot table of resource costs by month with variance comments

    I would like to be able to see a drill down of my monthly costs horizontally by subscription then by resource group then by resource type. Plus, the ability to see the variance from the previous month and add a comment to explain the difference.

    Currently, I have to export the costs to Excel and pivot there and then add more data each month.

    The ability to save this to a dashboard would also be super helpful.

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  12. Add annotations to a data point

    I'm experimenting with different configurations to see the cost impact. I would like to be able to add a little bit of text to the view, to remind which configuration I was using on each day.

    These annotations could appear as mouseovers on the chart. They need appear only for the scope & view & date that I attached them to.

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  13. Microsoft Resource Cost Management API

    Hello everybody,

    we need an API that maps the current cost of resources in Azure.

    I'm not talking about my consumed costs, more from the cost for a particular resource. (Microsoft pricing catalog)

    This would make our sales easier to pass on good cost estimates to customers.

    With this API we could develop better price calculators for CSP partners

    greetings

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  14. Exports support to ADLS V1 and ADLSV2

    Exports support to ADLS V1 and ADLSV2.

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  15. Deny cost management access when access is gained through a role (e.g. external vendor)

    Have the ability to deny a user the ability to view/manage cost management. If I understand correctly, enabling DA,AO in the EA enables Cost Management data to be accessible globally within the EA. Access is then controlled closer to the resources by Azure Roles. In the situation where an external vendor is given access to a subscription to build a service and say has Contributor role, it would be good to be able to exclude those users from seeing any cost/billing information.

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  16. Make it easier for newbies to understand pricing

    I still can't tell what it would have cost me if I'd kept the virtual machine I set up going.

    I was going to give this feedback in their questionnaire and it told me:

    "Thanks for your interest, but you’ve already responded to this survey. We appreciate your feedback."

    I hadn't. So your systems really need better user testing!

    Bye!

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  17. Adding title to custom Cost Analysis when pinning to dashboard

    I would like to have several cost analysis widgets on my dashboard. But currently the title of these is not very clear (it just says subscription: Cost Analysis). I would like to be able to add a title to my Cost Analysis when adding the Cost Analysis to my Dashboard.

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  18. Create a cost analysis view of all resources used by a specific VM

    I would like to see the name of the VM and a drop down menu with all the resources it uses, and right next to it the prices for that specific time frame. This will allow me to see the overall costs VM actually occurs without having to navigate through multiple tabs in Portal and making a reporting of my own. This will help with making a positive impact to the business as the decision making would be quicker than reaching out for a support agent to assist in providing this report.

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  19. Correct This Month and Last Month on Cost Management Blade

    We are in April, but Cost Analysis shows This Month as May 2019, and Last Month as April 2019. That's the date selector in between Accumulated costs and Granularity.

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    Thanks for the feedback. The cost analysis date picker shows the billing period, not the calendar month. Your billing period ends in May. We’ll add an “Invoice” label when looking at a billing period to be a little more explicit and keep an eye on feedback. If needed, we can also show a more explicit date range.

  20. Statistics on daily cost

    I would like to see the mean daily cost for a VM and the outliers. For a VM, the cost would be the same across a month. For network usage I'd see the days when a VM used abnormally large and small amounts of data.

    If I've set up a VM, what is the average cost of all of the resources that it uses for the first couple of days, so I can start to extrapolate from there. If I have a fleet of 100 VMs, when are my cost spikes for both individual VMs and groups of them?

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