We have been considering all of the risks and investigating the steps required to ensure we implement this feature with high positive impact and low to no negative impact.
After this investigation we have decided we will enable Pay-As-You-Go customers the option to configure a spending limit on a Pay-As-You-Go subscription, with appropriate safeguards and measures to prevent both service abuse and production service failure.
We have not yet finished determining the details of what this feature will look like, nor do we have a timeline for release, but we have heard your voices and have added this feature to our backlog.
Thanks for your continued feedback,
-Adam (Azure Billing Team)Colin supported this idea ·Colin commented
What a disappointment this feature has not been enabled yet. Four year after the update. Really makes it impossible for developers learning azure (and who will then punt Azure at their work places) as well as small to medium size business from using azure. Seems very short sighted to me, especially when the reply from Azure Billing Team has recognized the need.
I just created an account and have no needed to cancel it again.