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. 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.

  2. billing cost analysis for all ARM resources

    The billing cost analysis area should include all ARM resources. Currently resource usage for ServiceBus, IOT is grouped under "other classic resources" and greyed out which is misleading. The name of the resource is also just a GUID which means it is difficult to determine what the resource is. There should be clearer names and labelling.

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  3. Usage analysis

    Similar to cost analysis, add the ability to build a report on usage, like VM hours or network I/O.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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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  6. 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.

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  7. provide an drill-down of cost for individual categories | machines

    Currently the billing information and the usage statistics are sub-divided in CPU, network, disk, etc.

    Please provide the ability to drill down into these categories to
    identify cost for each machine (per category).
    Billing statistics are still very basic and unfortunately the lack of tools to get a quick overview of resource consumption results in higher TCO for your customers.

    Regards,
    Bernhard

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  8. 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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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. Base reports on billing month not current month

    I would like to be able to put in my azure billing month (like the 21st - 21st) rather than the actual month and after that all reports would be based on those dates.

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  12. Invoice and Cost Analysis Naming inconsistencies

    Your tools make it VERY DIFFICULT to understand what is going on the invoice, when the Name and Type used on the Usage Charges do not correspond with the Name and Type on the Cost Analysis blade.'

    To be precise...

    Items in Dashboard/All Resources/Name correspond with Dashboard/CostManagement/Cost Analysis/Name, but

    neither of these correspond with Invoice/Usage Charges/Name

    So, please make the names in Invoice/Usage Charges correspond with Dashboard/All Resources and Dashboard/CostManagement/Cost Analysis.

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  13. v2 usage reports - German Cloud

    Please implement v2 usage reports for subscriptions in the Microsoft Cloud Germany so customers can benefit from resource tags and better ways to monitor service costs.

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  14. invoice items

    not only have usage-based Invoices available. we need Invoices to different by Ressource Groups and Tags so we can difference the cost for cost unites.

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  15. Total Cost of Resource

    When looking at the cost management blade, I see several costs broken down by each piece of a resource. I'd like to see total cost of a given VM, with all of it's resources bundled in. An example would be a server I built has three disks, a network interface and the actual VM size. I want to see the total cost of that VM without having to dig through a report and identify the different pieces that tie in to a server. This is especially useful when the Azure environment is inherited and I didn't get the opportunity to…

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  16. 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.

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  17. See what the actual cost of my services would be WITHOUT my MSDN subscription

    Show what the actual real-world costs would be when I make my application live and it no longer qualifies for MSDN discounts I can predict my budget - i.e How much I need to go live.

    a "Based on your current daily spend of xx.xx - making this subscription live would cost ***.xx per day"

    Another 'nice to have' may be "based on your previous 30 day usage - We recommend you upgrade zzzz service to xxxxx i.e S1 DB to a S2

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    Great idea! This sounds like the cloud comparison capability in Azure Cost Management today. In this case, you would be able to compare the workload across subscription offer types. Does that sound right? Let us know and we’ll consider it as it gets voted up.

  18. 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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  19. 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

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  20. 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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