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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. Display Cost Analysis data in local time

    It would be really nice if Cost Analysis data can be also displayed in local time instead of UTC.

    Currently, it is really hard to correlate resource usage in local time with billing in UTC.
    Also, you can't clearly see weekends consumption in billing because of the time overlap.

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  2. Cost Management data in Azure Workbooks

    Would love to be able to create charts and diagrams in Azure Workbooks.
    Reason: To create multiview cost management charts today we pin charts to Azure dashboard, using workbooks would give us alot more functionality and access to new UI features.

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  3. Download and customize AzureCostManagement pbix file

    Grant the option to download the AzureCostManagement pbix file to allow customization to my specific needs.

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  4. 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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  5. We need a View where we can see the Total Ongoing cost by subscription deducting the Reserved instance in that subscription .

    We need a View where we can see the Total Ongoing cost by subscription deducting the Reserved instance in that subscription.
    It is impossible to see the real on going estimated cost without having the reserved instance. This may be simple if you just have 1 subscription but if you have many reservations and subscriptions...

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  6. Oracle Cloud Integration

    Thanks to Azure and Oracle Cloud Interconnect, we need to monitor, from Azure Portal, the resources deployed on Oracle Cloud

    5 votes

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  7. 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,…

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  8. Provide same cost analysis functionality to Azure sponsored subscriptions as regular subs

    Just started using our sponsored azure subscription to make use of our usage allowance (from Gold Cloud Platform Partner competency).

    The usage data and web UI is VERY PRIMITIVE.
    For a sponsored subscription, the standard cost analysis tools are unavailable.

    This is obviously a huge pain, and very tough to forecast and plan resource usage and costs.

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  9. Make Cost Management available within a few minutes after subscription creation time

    Currently it takes sometimes more than 48 hours (or more) before a budget can be assigned to a new subscription. This delay should be minimized so that budget can be assigned sooner. This is especially an issue when automating a new subscription with a blueprint that contains cost management.

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  10. 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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  11. New feature to allow spending caps with immediate suspension

    I want to limit my spends and services stop immediately if my preset spending cap is reached. Without it I daren't spin up services.

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  12. View IUR spend in Cost Management

    Currently unable to see internal use/shared services spend in portal or cloudyn.

    5 votes

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  13. 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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  14. It appears there's no way to validate your cost or spend (from the portal for sure) until AFTER you've run over your budget I guess? Seems p

    Sure don't care for not having any idea what's been spend, what is cost, until receiving a bill AFTER the fact. Wow, what if I spent my entire budget accidentally on a VM session? This seems pretty common to all providers, else why would vendors be offering wildly expensive tools to do what should be a simple click-on-the-vendors-portal and see your expenses, up to the minute?

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  15. Current Generation Instance Types / Previous Generation Instances

    In AWS current generation instances are cheaper and faster. Provide cost optimization report based on generation of instances for both AWS / Azure.

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  16. Simplify Azure subscription setup

    Right now, Azure Cost Management requires several steps to setup a new Cloudyn account with new subscriptions. It'd be nice if this was handled automatically behind the scenes.

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  17. More Granular Cost and Usage on Dashboard

    Would like to know what the hourly spend is over multiple weeks for gauging, right on the Azure dashboard.

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  18. 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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  19. 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.

    5 votes

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  20. Provide a real Cost Breakdown for Azure Open Subscriptions

    Supply users of Azure Open Licensing with a real cost per Azure object (monetary) per month (compute, storage, etc are available). The usage statements that are produced are insufficient for easily determining what the costs of individual Assets are.

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