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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. sponsorship

    Cost Analysis or at least breakdown for Azure Sponsorship subscriptions.

    21 votes

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  2. Get sponsorship credit spend via API

    I am opening this feedback on behalf of the customer.
    Get sponsorship credit spend via API

    Customer wanted to be able to access the underlying data that is kept at https://www.microsoftazuresponsorships.com/Usage from an API.

    Downloading the CSV or JSON from API would be acceptable.
    They wanted to query their credits remaining via an API - it seems like it would be a common concern, especially with price conscious startups on Sponsorship programme. They would like to program something that clicks through the browser to download the .csv every day instead.

    12 votes

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  3. Details of any adjustments/credits should be included in the billing report

    Currently the only way to view the credit/adjustment amount is via the EA portal in the reports tab and even that does not provide a proper breakdown of the amount or any clarity on what the credit is for and for which subscription it is applicable.

    Any credits/adjustments received from Microsoft should be included in the billing report, which can also be pulled down using the consumption API.

    A few additional rows in the CSV report indicating credit in the "Cost" or "ExtendedCost" column would make this more transparent.

    9 votes

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  4. Need real-time reporting

    We need at least near-real-time cost reporting.

    6 votes

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  5. Schedule export granular report

    while exporting a data it shows all granularity levels or filters in portal page, but when we try to export data (schedule export) it does not allow to select more granular fields, example by Resource name or type or anything. when we generate CSV there is no column which shows resource name which is indeed a very necessary thing because we need to map resource cost to cost management tools. Secondly we need to have a option for total aggregated resource cost (including VM, storage, disk etc) in excel to schedule export.

    That CSV should contain CPU count, RAM count,…

    5 votes

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  6. Detailed billing data for Storage

    Need detailed billing data for shared storage accounts to perform chargeback to internal teams.

    4 votes

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  7. cost allocation rule for reserved instance VMs

    I am trying to use cost allocation rule. I am successfully distributed cost to target subscriptions but reservation purchases is not seen on my target subscription. You can find detail information at attachment. As you can see that only usage traffic can be distributed to target subscriptions. Is that chance to adding a reservation purchases to this cost allocation rule distribution ?

    2 votes

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  8. In Azure Open Prepaid Subscriptions there is no way to get the billing information (monthly costs) from the past! So this is not acceptable!

    possibility of presentation and export from billing informations of the azure accounts (current, past...)
    powershell cmdlets for billling informations
    Scripting Interface für billing informations

    2 votes

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  9. Show Azure AD Tenant ID in the Azure Subscriptions blade under Cost Management

    We have just signed up for the new MCA transitioning from several EA agreements. We have a lot of subscriptions spread across multiple Azure AD tenants. It isn't practical to move some of these subscriptions to the MCA billing tenant due to either limitations of what can be transferred or the impact of the loss of RBAC. It would be extremely useful if we could see from the Cost Management blade of the billing tenant, which Azure AD tenant that each subscription was associated with.

    1 vote

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  10. Prior Enrollment Billing & Cost Management History

    When a customer enters a new enrollment, all of their resources are migrated; however, they lose their cost management history. It is visible in the EA portal, greyed out under the prior enrollment, but gone from Azure Cost Management. Is there a way to import the prior enrollment's cost data, pair this with the Power BI Cost Management App, or another means to visualize prior spend on the previous enrollment?

    1 vote

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  11. "Purchase" charges is missing in "Usage + Charges" page

    Only "PAYG Usage" costs was showing in the 'Cost Management + Billing | Usage + Charges' page,

    "Purchase" (e.g. upfront / monthly RI purchase) were missing from there.

    Not really covered "All Charges" in the page.

    1 vote

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  14. Azure Retail Pricing API count property should show total count of records, not just count of records in the current page

    When using https://prices.azure.com/api/retail/prices, the count property always only shows the amount of records in the current page. I know how many there are (I can count items), what I need is how many records in the query, e.g. if I query all spot VMs I want count to say 2247 or something, not just 100.

    1 vote

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  15. Split bunched products with same price in Azure Retail Prices

    I realized that all the prices for Items with "armSkuName": "Standard_DS1_v2", were for spot instances.

    However for "armSkuName": "Standard_D1_v2", they have it for all spot, low priority, and regular instances.
    For these "armSkuName": "Standard_DS1_v2", they have meter name of "meterName": "D1 v2/DS1 v2", which leads me to believe that price is for both D1 v2 and DS1 v2. But this is vague, since the skuName and armSkuName leads me to believe its only D1 v2.

    If it is the case that it is the price for both, it would be great to just have redundant information, and have split the…

    1 vote

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  16. Filter query language (i.e. ResourceName Contains ('myApp'))

    Tags are awesome, but sometimes Tag standards are not in place. Query (StartsWith, Contains, EndsWith) language in filters would be an option to solve these challenges. Costcenter, Tags, ResourceGroup and ResourceName are common fields that I need to query on.

    1 vote

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  17. marketplace charges are often incorrect

    See attached... data in one area of cost management -- usage + charges should match what's under cost analysis.

    1 vote

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  18. Port EA's portal's Price Sheet to Cost Management

    Currently the vendor has to enable 'Mark Up' for a customer to be able to download their Price Sheet. Please port the ability to download the 'Price Sheet' into the Cost Management ARM blade

    1 vote

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  19. Emphasize the cost of support plan during 12 months trial

    When you go to upgrade your subscription page (after 1 month with 200$ credit), you have to select a support plan. And on the side it says that you won't pay for free services or services that are paid during 12 months of trial. But you do have to pay for support plan. I think you should add a noticable warning there. I'm not sure if there was a no support plan option there, but it should be.

    1 vote

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