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. Customer cost vs CSP cost in Azure Lighthouse cost analysis

    In Azure Lighthouse we would like to be able to see the same cost as the customer sees in the Subscription Cost Analysis so we can easily compare the cost difference between what the customer will pay and what we pay.

    Preferably we would like to be able to see it in the same view at the same time. So that we can compare them in a good way.

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  2. phone number to call someone related to billing questions

    seems difficult to get in touch with anyone related to billing questions.

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  3. I don't know AKS is so expenses, I didn't create any application. then I have to pay 200USD

    I don't know AKS is so expenses, I didn't create any application. then I have to pay 200USD

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    3 votes
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  11. 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

    6 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Month-to-month Comparison View

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

    2 votes
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  14. 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…

    4 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Add cost analysis focus mode to show the 20% that consume 80% of cost

    When I perform cost analysis to save money on resources, I need a way to focus on the most expensive resources. Right now, I just order resources by cost and skim through them.
    I would like to have functionality that give me more focus to configure cost analysis to show the Y% of resources that consume that top X%.
    This will make easy for developers to focus on specific elements and share objective business case.

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  17. Save a view based on Custom Dates - so it preserves these dates as a sliding window.

    So Mars Inc uses a 4 week period calendar. We'd really like to be able to save a 4 week range.

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  18. In Report Exports seperate Subscription ID

    When you download the cost report extract in CSV/Excel the subscription information is in the format "subscription name (subscription id)". Please separate out the name and ID into seperate fields so it is easy to analyse with other datasets.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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