147 votesBryan Dyck commented
100%! The billing admin and information - especially resource usage (in $ terms) grouped by resource group - is the biggest single thing holding us back from adopting Azure on a larger scale. Without adequate cost controls and billing administration it is too easy to lose track of resources on larger deployments not to mention how difficult it is to assign costs to our internal account codes.
Microsoft is expanding on its existing investments in Africa by delivering Microsoft Cloud Services including Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 directly from Datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa. Initial availability is expected in 2018.
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