231 votesunder review · AdminAzure IaaS Engineering Team (Azure IaaS Engineering Team, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure) responded
This is something that we are evaluating now for a future Azure update.R. Lawson supported this idea ·R. Lawson commented
Agree with this feature 1000% I want to get all developers on VMs in Azure. If they are billing clients, the cost is worth it. But if the VM is idle over half the time after hours - which it will be - we are paying twice the cost.
There are what I consider hacks to shut down on idle, but the hacks are intrusive, difficult for an administrator to setup, and not always reliable.
Please make this simple!