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This is something that we are evaluating now for a future Azure update.noyb supported this idea ·noyb commented
Just to clarify why I'm angry: I just realized I'v been charged more than $100 for what was essentially an application in halted development with close to zero use.
I assumed it would automatically hybernate and generate zero or close to zero charges.
Not only a wrong assumption, but also no easy way to manually place the app service into stopped state. Sour taste indeed...noyb commented
I started believing in MicroSoft becoming a more customer-centered organization until I recently bumped into this issue. Unbelievable! And clearly motivated by greed rather than by concern for the customer. This should have been fixed years ago.