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. Abiltiy to select more than 12 months at a time

    Currently you are only able to select a 12 month window to report on costs. It would be helpful to be able to select more than 12 months so you can view multiple years

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  2. Choose columns to export

    It would be great to be able to select the columns to be exported from Cost Management. For example, to have the resource name and a tag (or all tags) available in one report.

    6 votes
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  3. compare cost over time

    At present, we can view the cost over a particular time period. Pls add the option to compare costs over two different time periods through graphs or in table view.
    e.g. February vs March cost comparison at resource group level

    3 votes
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  4. R library for Cost Management

    I would love to have a library for R language where I can easily specify the period, columns to be exported from Cost Management.
    From time to time the format of exported data changes and my scripts fail. I would need to have columns like Resource Type, Subscription when I group the data by a tag.

    4 votes
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  5. Month-to-month Comparison View

    For trend analysis it would be ideal to be able to compare one month's daily consumption against another.

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  6. Azure Cost Management: Please add fields Quantity, Charge Type, VMType, PublisherType to reports and exports

    Please re-provide the field 'Charge_type' in the ACM export for the cost per resource report. The ChargeType field was part of the ACM export report last month and is not available anymore (as is the field 'PublisherType'')

    Please also provide the field 'Quantity' in the export, meaning the number of consumed hours for a resource, like a Virtual Machine of Virtual Machine license.

    Please also provide the field VMtype in ACM and the ACM Cost Per Resource report. The field meter is not precise enough to order a specific Azure reservation. For example in case of a virtual machine with…

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  7. 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.

    2 votes
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  8. Reserved Instance Purchases Skew Cost Forecasting

    The Azure consumption cost forecasting is VERY useful tool for budgeting and cost monitoring but the algorithms need to be tuned so that RI purchases do not skew the calculations.

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  9. Broken Azure Cost Analysis Report "Group by"="Meter Category", or "Service Name" -> No data.

    Creating custom reports, I use several predefined/saved monthly reports, which worked just fine...until this month.
    Using "Group by" fails (no data found) when selecting "Meter Category", or "Service Name".

    I tried recreating the reports from scratch - using the exact steps which worked to create the original reports - but, same problem.

    As a workaround, for now, I selected "Group by" = "ReourceType", which finds data, but that data is clearly different (than "Meter Category" and "Service Name") and so is a problem for the report recipients (and therefore me).

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  10. Please make the total cost match the invoice!

    The total costs do not match the amount that was invoiced for the same period. This report is useless.

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  11. have the area chart's floating legend react to area hovered over by emboldening the series name

    when viewing a chart grouped by any resource and then hovering over the resource in the chart a floating legend appears. It would be nice if this floating legend reacted by indicating which series name you are hovering the pointer over by bolding the text in the legend.

    the arbitrary colour choice is poor accessible ui practise and this would alleviate some of the issues it causes.

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  12. Weekly Granularity

    I'd love a "Weekly" granularity. Daily is messy because we have a difference in weekend/weekday traffic and monthly is too wide.

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  13. export a list of untagged resources

    Its great that you added "Untagged", "Tags not available" & "Tags not supported". Much appreciated!
    When grouping by specific tag and selecting to filter by "Untagged"
    Data is not shown and there is a message saying "No usage or purchases reported during this period - Remove filters".
    I would like to see these untagged resources, especially in a table view and export them so I could fill in the gaps.

    3 votes
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  14. 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…

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  15. When changing the offer type, keep cost analysis for the old offer available

    We recently changed from Pay-as-you-Go to MCA, only to discover we could no longer do a cost analysis on data before the switch.

    In the end we obtained the historical usage reports from Support to do a manual analysis. Having the old data available would have saved us a lot of time.

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  16. 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).

    2 votes
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  17. Tell us what "other azure purchases" means

    Can anyone tell me what "other azure purchase", or "no resource group" or "no resource" means when I'm looking at the billing analysis?

    Come on, there's got to be better detail provided other than "other azure purchases". How am I supposed to know what to do with "other azure purchases"?

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  18. Azure and AWS cost data in Power Bi

    I read about how to connect with Azure Consumption Insights from Power Bi. Also read about how we can manage AWS costs and usage data in Azure.

    Is there a way to see AWS usage cost data and Azure usage and cost data in Power Bi?

    17 votes
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  19. 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.

    2 votes
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  20. Show "Deleted" or not for each resource in the Cost Analysis

    Show "Deleted" or not for each resource in the Cost Analysis.
    Because only existed resources are affecting the cost, but deleted resources not.

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