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. 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

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  2. Cost analysis should allow user to customer the invoice format and email to the user on a monthly basis

    currently, the azure cost analysis portal does allow user to format the invoice to be more meaningful. However, this process has to be repeated each month. Can Microsoft allow user to save the format and email the desire invoice report to the user on schedule instead?

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. cost analysis, download csv

    When using the Costs by Resource grid and selecting "Download", columns are separated by comma.
    this created a conflict with decimals and thousands separator.
    Export in cs format will be very helpfull

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  14. Add Value Column to Daily Usage section of the Azure billing CSV

    We need a daily breakdown of the cost of a pay-as-you-go subscription, either as cost per day or cost per item per day. I see the itemised usage CSV file gives a cost value for each item type but the daily breakdown does not include this value.

    As an example: Our bills run from the 21st to the 20th but we need to split one of them on the 9th. Before is between two customers and after is just one, so we need to split the cost fairly.

    I think we can work out a way to calculate it based…

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  15. "Subscription Burn Rate Graph" should show cost by resource!

    It's already an area graph... now make it a stacked area graph! ;)

    Also a note on the x axis for if billing agreement changed would make sense.

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