Better management of subscription and resource billing currency
Current base pricing is in X currency and now I want it to be in Y currency, which is currently not supported out of the box for the portal, hence after raising a ticket I realise that the engineering team at MS is still on it and that would take significant time.
So as a customer I should be allowed to:
- Switch pricing from X currency to Y currency. Support this scenario when I raise a ticket and may be not from the portal, you may allow me to switch the currency 5 times and there after apply a fine to keep switching the currency so that customers may not go mad about this.
Provide a widget to view charges per resource type (ie. per VM or per Web App or per SQL instance etc that way for companies with multiple services or instances can keep a close eye on which resource is exactly costing them how much - FYI, I am aware I can download the billing summary but then that is a bit more generic and with so many features at my disposal, allowing me to quickly segregate current cost or charges by an instance in use or a specific WebApp or MobileApp helps significantly)
Provision a widget or something similar where, let say the subscription currency is X and I may want to quickly look up what would be the cost in currency Y for business or legal reasons. For now I need to login to portal, check current charge, open another tab and manually do the conversion from X to Y and then update my account books.
Would love to see something in this line soon.
Absolutely! Selecting a custom currency is in the backlog. Vote this up to let us know how important it is for you.
As for costs by resource type, you can accomplish this today by grouping by resource type and pinning the chart to the dashboard.
Miguel Gimenez commented
The Azure store tries to help by showing prices in UYU (Uruguayan Peso) which is our local currency but it would be preferable to see prices in USD or to be able to select or specify in my profile the currency I want to see and be charged in.
Also, it does not make sense to be charged by Azure only in USD (which is what I actually want) and at the same time see price in the store in a different currency