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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. 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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  2. ARM credentials supported for use with CSP accounts

    Extreem important for the tool to be usable for CSP's!!

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  3. BYOL report for Azure EA account ?

    Hi,

    Can you please provide BYOL report for Azure EA accounts?

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  4. Dynamic Sizing and Filtering of tables

    The data in table view is limited in size, please allow for resizing and dynamic filtering in the column.

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    Thanks for the feedback on Cloudyn. We’ll address this as part of the new cost analysis feature in the Azure portal. You can access that today by going to your EA billing account (enrollment) or subscription blade and opening “Cost analysis” in the menu. Support for non-EA accounts is coming soon.

  5. 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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  6. Add previous 10 day predefined Cost Analysis reporting

    We use the Actual Cost over Time report in Cost Analysis for weekly reporting. Due to the latency of data entering Cloudyn it would be really useful to have a previous days in the drop down so that we can get a full weeks of data. Currently the only way to do this is to set a date range and change the range every week.

    For 30 reports this is very time consuming.

    The predefined previous 30 days available is too long a period for us as we want to scrutinise just the changes since the previous week.

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  7. Add Oracle Licence Costs (oc) as an additional parameter in the Operation field of the Azure Resource Explorer

    Hi,
    Using Cloudyn, if I wish I can view the breakdown of VM consumption costs only, by choosing the value “hw” in the Operation field from the CSV file that I can download from the Azure Resource Explorer. I can see the operating system costs by choosing the value “os” in the Operation field/service from the CSV file. I can also see the Microsoft Windows Licence costs (Windows SQL Server) by choosing the value “sw” in the Operation field/service from the CSV file.
    It would be really useful if it was possible to also view the Oracle licence costs? If…

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  8. Instance Utilization Over Time report should show Azure/ Workers data.

    Currently it only shows a limited number of the VMs that I get charged for. My COO requested this data and unfortunately I have no way to get an aggregated report of my VMs in Cloudyn. Only a portion of them show up.

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  9. API for updating custom charges

    Markup via custom charges should only be maintained in one place. An API for changing the custom charge maintained in the CRM or billing system would make this possible.

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  10. Smarter Data Range ( Remove incomplete data range from reports )

    For example :
    When we like to read the "Weekly" analysis of "Actual Cost Over Time" report "From beginning of previous month"

    We saw the data range is correct, which starts from week
    "2018-04-29 - 2018-05-05" but the total cost is wrong.
    it contains only the cost "2018-05-01 - 2018-05-05"

    This also happens on the Current Week. The reports / figures show a lower cost there previous, as this week were stilling going .

    They make misunderstanding.

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  11. Quick Tag Resources

    At my company we use the "tagging" feature to manage our costs, etc. Usually we put who created, when we created it, etc... It is quite time consuming to tag resources when it is done in quantity.

    It would be great to have a set of tags that I could "quick add" to any resource.

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    In general, the portal allows quickly tagging resources with existing tags via auto-complete. Beyond that, we would like to add an improved tagging ability within cost analysis as you identify untagged resources. Another solution is Policy. Let us know how important tagging untagged resources is by voting this up.

  12. where is the Azure Sql as a service in the cost by service drop down

    where is the Azure Sql as a service in the cost by service drop down, right now there is no place for me to specify I want to see the costs just for azure sql… or epools. you have generalized the services for some lame reason. The built in cost adviser in azure does this so why would I use this service as an add on that costs us?

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  13. Scheduled email report of instance cost, string "[ERROR]" appears in the email.

    We have a daily scheduled email report of Instance Cost Allocation, (From beginning of month).
    The string "[ERROR]" started to appears in the emails, since Saturday 05.05.2018.

    The report groups by tags Description & Owner, groups by Service & Account Name and filters by Account Name.

    It looks like a bug, isn't it?

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  14. How can I get Subscription billing info form Cloudyn into QuickbooksOnline

    How can I get Subscription invoice data from Cloudyn into QuickbooksOnline. If I make sure the Azure Subscription name is the same as the Customer Name in QuickBooks can you create an export file? Or how is it planned to charge my customers for their subscription?

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  15. Have a single console for multiple Direct CSP tenancies?

    Would it be possible to enable a single Cloudyn instance to manage multiple Direct CSP tenancies. As CSP is geo-bound we have a different tenancy in each geo. Cloudyn does not seem to allow more than a single direct CSP tenancy to be configured.

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  16. allow custom single value widgets in Cloudyn

    Cloudyn (Azure Billing) has some handy single value widgets in the standard dashboard, but when creating your own dashboards you are unable to re-use or create a single value widget for your custom dashboard. i.e: it would great to display just a "single cost value" or the number of VMs or storage count, etc.... as opposed to a pie-chart, table or line-graph.

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  17. Subscription Cost analysis timespan: once dissabled will not reenable

    I selected last month. It said there was not data and then greyed out the timespan so i could not change back to current.

    had to leave and comeback.

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  18. In Azure cost reports provide Instance Id under 'Instance Id' field for classic Vm's instead of cloud service name

    Current report is giving 'Cloud Service Id' under 'Instance Id' column for azure classic vm's. So we have no way to drill down to a Vm's cost using this report, (please let me know if there is?). Can we provide the VM's reference here? like we do for all other resource types( storage account, disk, ARM vm's etc)?

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  19. 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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  20. whitepaper for cost management

    Create a White Paper for best practices on tracking and management of costs when there are multiple subscriptions under an Enterprise Account. The information provided under the tagging pages and under the billing page is very basic and of limited value for enterprise users

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