89 votesSam commented
Agreed. Also remove/alter VM licensing (e.g. using BYOL for SQL instead of PAYG).
This is a common complaint, and we definitely recognize the inconveniences this situation poses for accounting.
We are working on looking into the best way to implement this change given our current code structure. Thank you for the feedback.
-Adam (Azure Billing)
98 votesSam commented
Completely agree, and another example where recommended paths hit a blocker (inability to use Recovery Services to back up a SQL Server on Azure VMs with Clustered Shared Volumes is another)
At the very least, the documentation should be more helpful.
You can get this today in cost analysis by grouping by resource group. We’ll improve the experience and make that more useful as a full chargeback report.