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. Spending Limit or Maximum Cost CAP for Azure

    As a customer, I really care about Spending Limit or Spending CAP feature of Azure.

    How does Azure prevent some evil attack to my Azure sites causing charge a large billing of Credit Card?

    For example, it should automatically shut off or temporary disable my site when a certain dollar amount has been reached.

    Is this feature in the RoadMap of Azure?

    Or is there anyway to control my maximum Spending Limit of Azure?

    Thanks.

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    160 comments  ·  Budgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Quick update,

    We have been considering all of the risks and investigating the steps required to ensure we implement this feature with high positive impact and low to no negative impact.

    After this investigation we have decided we will enable Pay-As-You-Go customers the option to configure a spending limit on a Pay-As-You-Go subscription, with appropriate safeguards and measures to prevent both service abuse and production service failure.

    We have not yet finished determining the details of what this feature will look like, nor do we have a timeline for release, but we have heard your voices and have added this feature to our backlog.

    Thanks for your continued feedback,

    -Adam (Azure Billing Team)

  2. Enable Cost Management Blade for CSP Partners & Customers

    118030717768771

    Opening on behalf of customer. IT would be great to enable the Cost Management Blade in portal.azure.com for CSP. This would not only give customers the ability to better monitor their spendin by resource/resource group but also allow partners to do so as well.

    The usage file and invoice do not show information based on resource or resource group which poses challenges in understand how much a service actually costs.

    I am opening this feedback up as part of SR #118030717768771 on behalf of the customer

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  3. Save customized reports

    I would like to save grouping and filtering settings, so I don't have to reconfigure filtering every time I use cost analysis.

    10 votes
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  4. Pin customized reports to dashboard

    When I customize cost analysis and pin it to the dashboard, I need the pinned tile to show exactly what cost analysis shows and to open cost analysis with the customizations when clicked.

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  5. Enabling custom spending limit per resource with API

    Enabling this feature will allow the developers/software houses to provide more accurate pricing in their SaaS sales or even in the IaaS offerings, some customers just want a fixed cost/price like they used to do in the non-elastic economy, and it will help in avoiding the unexpected high bills.

    4 votes
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  6. Email custom reports on a schedule

    We need to be able to create a customized report and send it out to people (who may not have access to the subscriptions) on a schedule

    3 votes
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  7. Show reservation purchases in cost analysis

    Show reservation purchases in cost analysis and allow me to view the purchase costs amortized over the entire period.

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  8. "Resource costs" table should clarify what it's showing

    It's unclear what the Cost column in the "Resource costs" table is showing you. I think it's "cumulative cost since beginning of billing period". I'd recommend making that clear somehow, and also showing the cost per month of the resource.

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  9. Simplify Azure EA setup

    Right now, Azure Cost Management requires several steps to setup a new Cloudyn account with Enterprise accounts and keep the API keys active. It'd be nice if this was handled automatically behind the scenes.

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  10. Add quotes to the Costs by Resource CSV download

    When using the Costs by Resource grid and selecting "Download", the commas in the Type column throw off the file layout.

    e.g. Standard IO - Table Write Operation Units (in 10,000s) should be "Standard IO - Table Write Operation Units (in 10,000s)" otherwise it shifts the rest of the row over by one.

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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Share dashboards with specific people and groups - not entities

    We work in a way that service owners may have resources belong to them on several subscriptions, so all users can see the cost data of the entire EA account. (root entity level).
    Our managers want to share dashboards they create with specific people, other managers or people in their team, but not publicly to all users in our Cloudyn.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management/dashboards#share-a-custom-dashboard

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    Sharing dashboards with people will be addressed in native Cost Management as more flexible cost analysis tiles are built out. You can already pin the default view to a dashboard and share the dashboard with people or groups.

    Let us know if there are any specific tile configurations you need, so we can add those as well.

  14. For an invoice period, need a way for daily consumption to match the invoice consumption.

    We need a way to calc and/or run reports for an invoice period where the invoice consumption and the daily usage consumption match, ideally by tags.

    Through out portal.azure.com and Cloudyn, invoice consumption does not tie to the usage/resource consumption for the same periods. Even on reports that include both invoice consumption and daily usage consumption.

    Example: account.azuer.com/subscriptions/statement... "Download usage details". This csv report has 2 sections: the upper which ties to the invoice and the lower which ties to usage and resource reports. But the upper section does not tie to the lower section.

    I am comparing:
    1) the…

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    Support for querying based on invoice (billing period) will come as part of the support for pay-as-you-go and dev/test subscriptions. Currently, Enterprise Agreement (EA) billing periods are bound to the calendar.

    Not being able to reconcile usage/charges is not a design goal, but an unfortunate design limitation. We’ll improve this as we add support to native Cost Management. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  15. Allow Pinning the Cost of a Single Resource Group to a Dashboard

    It's already possible to see resource costs for a particular resource group. It would be very helpful to be able to pin a widget to a dashboard that shows this value.

    2 votes
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  16. Show Resource Names on Azure Bill and / or Usage Report

    The Azure Bill details the Usage charges for different resource types but it doesn't specify the specific resource names so some investigative work is required to work out which resource is causing which cost.

    Either breaking down on the invoice or providing the invoice information in the usage report (together with resource names) would make managing Azure costs easier.

    2 votes
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  17. 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.

    2 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Multiple Subscription

    Hi,
    I have multiple subscriptions Pay_As_You_Go/Pass # .... system generated it is hard to distinguish Which subscription belongs to which department to which Cost Center/Project_Id. Mechanism for user key_in to distinguish which subscription to be used. To support check and balance future accounting package integration.

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    We’re working with the Azure Resource Manager team to enable management group and subscription tags. Once this is available, you will be able to tag subscriptions for a specific cost center or project.

    In the meantime, build out your organizational hierarchy using management groups, where each team gets a set of subscriptions, and create tag policies to apply a standard set of tags on resources.

  20. 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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