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. Create a cost analysis view of all resources used by a specific VM

    I would like to see the name of the VM and a drop down menu with all the resources it uses, and right next to it the prices for that specific time frame. This will allow me to see the overall costs VM actually occurs without having to navigate through multiple tabs in Portal and making a reporting of my own. This will help with making a positive impact to the business as the decision making would be quicker than reaching out for a support agent to assist in providing this report.

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  2. Correct This Month and Last Month on Cost Management Blade

    We are in April, but Cost Analysis shows This Month as May 2019, and Last Month as April 2019. That's the date selector in between Accumulated costs and Granularity.

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    Thanks for the feedback. The cost analysis date picker shows the billing period, not the calendar month. Your billing period ends in May. We’ll add an “Invoice” label when looking at a billing period to be a little more explicit and keep an eye on feedback. If needed, we can also show a more explicit date range.

  3. Statistics on daily cost

    I would like to see the mean daily cost for a VM and the outliers. For a VM, the cost would be the same across a month. For network usage I'd see the days when a VM used abnormally large and small amounts of data.

    If I've set up a VM, what is the average cost of all of the resources that it uses for the first couple of days, so I can start to extrapolate from there. If I have a fleet of 100 VMs, when are my cost spikes for both individual VMs and groups of them?

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  4. Dynamic running cost on the subscription set as a banner on Azure portal login

    Cost Management: Need a custom dynamic dashboard that can be pinned on the Azure Portal as a banner, so the members of the subscription including admins can view upon every login.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  5. Azure is showing different costs in different areas


    1. When we logged into azure and select cost management, azure showing a cost of a subscription.

    2. I click on that cost from the above screen, then azure showing a screen, where it shows a cost which is different than the previous number.

    3. Now from this screen, if I download the resources cost, then that downloaded excel is showing another cost.

    We don't know which one to consider.

    Regards,
    Somaraju

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    The difference between cost analysis and the download is a known bug, which is being fixed now. The problem is related to how the cost by resource view calculates the cost of tags over time. The total cost shown in cost analysis is accurate. We’ll need more information to understand the difference with the first screen.

  6. Cost analysis - see more than current month

    We can only see data for the current month, which is no use at all. Been through support and have battled with them to keep the support ticket open until it is fixed as everything I have read up on and the obvious date picker shows that you should be able to see prior date data. They suggested I posted my issue on here!!!! So posted I have

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  7. Include accumulated spend (and forecast spend) on charts pinned to Dashboard

    Currenly when a weekly/monthly bar chart is created to track actual spending on a subscription it includes the total accumulated spend over the period covered by the bar chart and the budget amount. However if this chart is pinned to a dashboard, the accumulated spend and budget does not show on the dashboard version. Only the bar chart is pinned. Including the accumulated total spend, budget, and the forecast to the end of the year would provide valuable information on the dashboard.

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  8. Allow setting the default view

    I want to set the default view for each scope or possibly for all subscriptions or resource groups.

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  9. Allow drill-down to resources and meters

    We should be able to click anywhere to drill into a grouping of costs based on the relationships between those properties. For instance, if I click a subscription, I want to see resource groups. When I click a resource group, I want to see resources. I should be able to do this from the pie chart labels at the bottom or even from the main chart itself. I should also be able to drill-in from the data table. Help me drill in with fewer clicks!

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  10. Scheduled and Granular Report by Managed Group

    EA Customer needs the option integrated in the Azure Portal; to be able to create a cost report scheduled weekly and automatically sent to his email, broken into managed group created.

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  11. Explain cost changes

    more detail on what is the cause of some costs. I have a logic app that is disabled but the total cost sometimes increases by €0.01.

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  12. Show rates in cost analysis

    Show the rates when I group by meter

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  13. Show recommendations with cost savings in cost analysis

    spinning up vm's for testing , shutting them down in couple of hours is very costly.. Cost analysis should also include savings like how developers while testing their deployment templates can optimize the cost utlilisation.

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  14. Transition away from donut charts (poor usability) toward bar charts (high usability)

    Would be great if we could save the pie for dessert, and shift away from donut charts toward a default of more easily consumable bar charts.

    http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visualbusinessintelligence/savethepiesfordessert.pdf

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    This has always been the plan. The donut charts were part of the Cloudyn acquisition. Each chart will support full customization, like the main chart. We don’t have an ETA on this, but vote it up to let us know how important it is to you. We’re going down the list of requests.

  15. Add 'cost estimate valid to' date/time column to Azure cost analysis screens

    As there is a known lag between cost of resources being incurred and data reaching various Cost Analysis reports, a column capturing the timestamp of the validity of the costs displayed would allow better cost estimation and impact analysis of changes in configuration or traffic.

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  16. 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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  17. Revert to old cost analysis

    Since you removed the old cost analysis Its been a big pain to see the cost grouped by resource group and to drill down in each resource group to see the resource cost.

    I suggest that you revert back to the old cost analysis without graphs where you could see ALL (not only top 10) resource groups and also could drill down and see the cost per resource inside each resource group without having to exit the current view.

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    We’ll improve the data table view and enable the same ability to drill down. You can still get to the old cost by resource experience by clicking the “Cost by resource” command at the top of the blade for now.

    Please let us know if there are any specifics you’d like to see.

  18. 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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  19. BYOL report for Azure EA account ?

    Hi,

    Can you please provide BYOL report for Azure EA accounts?

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  20. See running costs in portal / cost management

    The page https://account.azure.com/Subscriptions lists subscriptions and for each subscription, I can see the current usage of that subscription. Azure offsers Cost Management (Cloudyn) -- I suppose they offer better insight and more elaborate analyses -- but the data included in the linked account page could be very useful.

    It could very well be that it is already included somewhere, but I can't find it?

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