Make Pricing More Transparent! Why isn't there a way to create a test account??!
Pricing isn't clear at the start and so within just a few days, one can amass a really high bill without understanding. It would be nice to EASILY understand how to control the cost BEFORE starting. It would be really nice to be able to create a test account - I would be happy to pay for a sandbox, if it were easy. Today I just canceled my accelerator because we spent over $250 without understanding how to even use the accelerator. Very unhappy about that.
We had to pay thousands of dollars when the price was hidden from the obvious place, and we did not realize the cost would be that high for Azure Data Lake. Now we are more careful. That's why we want transparent pricing on this.
Jeffrey Raugh commented
This issue hits close to home. The Solution Accelerators are supposed to be for learning new concepts. Getting hit with unexpected charges definitely detracts from the lesson learned.
I will add. I want to test the solution at my spare time in order to make my organization interested in it. but it last very short time on the free account and the 200$ gone in the wind even before i could understand a bit.