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. Dynamic running cost on the subscription set as a banner on Azure portal login

    Cost Management: Need a custom dynamic dashboard that can be pinned on the Azure Portal as a banner, so the members of the subscription including admins can view upon every login.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  2. Azure is showing different costs in different areas


    1. When we logged into azure and select cost management, azure showing a cost of a subscription.

    2. I click on that cost from the above screen, then azure showing a screen, where it shows a cost which is different than the previous number.

    3. Now from this screen, if I download the resources cost, then that downloaded excel is showing another cost.

    We don't know which one to consider.

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    Somaraju

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    The difference between cost analysis and the download is a known bug, which is being fixed now. The problem is related to how the cost by resource view calculates the cost of tags over time. The total cost shown in cost analysis is accurate. We’ll need more information to understand the difference with the first screen.

  3. Cost analysis - see more than current month

    We can only see data for the current month, which is no use at all. Been through support and have battled with them to keep the support ticket open until it is fixed as everything I have read up on and the obvious date picker shows that you should be able to see prior date data. They suggested I posted my issue on here!!!! So posted I have

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  4. Include accumulated spend (and forecast spend) on charts pinned to Dashboard

    Currenly when a weekly/monthly bar chart is created to track actual spending on a subscription it includes the total accumulated spend over the period covered by the bar chart and the budget amount. However if this chart is pinned to a dashboard, the accumulated spend and budget does not show on the dashboard version. Only the bar chart is pinned. Including the accumulated total spend, budget, and the forecast to the end of the year would provide valuable information on the dashboard.

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  5. Allow setting the default view

    I want to set the default view for each scope or possibly for all subscriptions or resource groups.

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  6. Allow drill-down to resources and meters

    We should be able to click anywhere to drill into a grouping of costs based on the relationships between those properties. For instance, if I click a subscription, I want to see resource groups. When I click a resource group, I want to see resources. I should be able to do this from the pie chart labels at the bottom or even from the main chart itself. I should also be able to drill-in from the data table. Help me drill in with fewer clicks!

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  7. Scheduled and Granular Report by Managed Group

    EA Customer needs the option integrated in the Azure Portal; to be able to create a cost report scheduled weekly and automatically sent to his email, broken into managed group created.

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  8. Explain cost changes

    more detail on what is the cause of some costs. I have a logic app that is disabled but the total cost sometimes increases by €0.01.

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  9. Show rates in cost analysis

    Show the rates when I group by meter

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  10. Show recommendations with cost savings in cost analysis

    spinning up vm's for testing , shutting them down in couple of hours is very costly.. Cost analysis should also include savings like how developers while testing their deployment templates can optimize the cost utlilisation.

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  11. Transition away from donut charts (poor usability) toward bar charts (high usability)

    Would be great if we could save the pie for dessert, and shift away from donut charts toward a default of more easily consumable bar charts.

    http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visualbusinessintelligence/savethepiesfordessert.pdf

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    This has always been the plan. The donut charts were part of the Cloudyn acquisition. Each chart will support full customization, like the main chart. We don’t have an ETA on this, but vote it up to let us know how important it is to you. We’re going down the list of requests.

  12. Add 'cost estimate valid to' date/time column to Azure cost analysis screens

    As there is a known lag between cost of resources being incurred and data reaching various Cost Analysis reports, a column capturing the timestamp of the validity of the costs displayed would allow better cost estimation and impact analysis of changes in configuration or traffic.

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  13. Localize group by and filter options

    This is a very important progress for the monitoring of consumption
    By with the labels on the pie charts are still in English thank you for putting everything in French we deserve it well

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  14. Revert to old cost analysis

    Since you removed the old cost analysis Its been a big pain to see the cost grouped by resource group and to drill down in each resource group to see the resource cost.

    I suggest that you revert back to the old cost analysis without graphs where you could see ALL (not only top 10) resource groups and also could drill down and see the cost per resource inside each resource group without having to exit the current view.

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    We’ll improve the data table view and enable the same ability to drill down. You can still get to the old cost by resource experience by clicking the “Cost by resource” command at the top of the blade for now.

    Please let us know if there are any specifics you’d like to see.

  15. Unique ResourceLocation string in cost analysis

    There are different ResourceLocation field for the same location in Cost analysis.

    Grouping by ResourceLocation in Cost analysis shows East US location in 3 different format
    - eastus
    - useast
    - East US

    Similar problem with East US2
    - eastus2
    - useast2

    Please consolidate, use one string for one location.

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  16. BYOL report for Azure EA account ?

    Hi,

    Can you please provide BYOL report for Azure EA accounts?

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  17. See running costs in portal / cost management

    The page https://account.azure.com/Subscriptions lists subscriptions and for each subscription, I can see the current usage of that subscription. Azure offsers Cost Management (Cloudyn) -- I suppose they offer better insight and more elaborate analyses -- but the data included in the linked account page could be very useful.

    It could very well be that it is already included somewhere, but I can't find it?

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  18. Add previous 10 day predefined Cost Analysis reporting

    We use the Actual Cost over Time report in Cost Analysis for weekly reporting. Due to the latency of data entering Cloudyn it would be really useful to have a previous days in the drop down so that we can get a full weeks of data. Currently the only way to do this is to set a date range and change the range every week.

    For 30 reports this is very time consuming.

    The predefined previous 30 days available is too long a period for us as we want to scrutinise just the changes since the previous week.

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  19. where is the Azure Sql as a service in the cost by service drop down

    where is the Azure Sql as a service in the cost by service drop down, right now there is no place for me to specify I want to see the costs just for azure sql… or epools. you have generalized the services for some lame reason. The built in cost adviser in azure does this so why would I use this service as an add on that costs us?

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  20. Subscription Cost analysis timespan: once dissabled will not reenable

    I selected last month. It said there was not data and then greyed out the timespan so i could not change back to current.

    had to leave and comeback.

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