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Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – March 2021

Whether you’re a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management and Billing comes in.

We’re always looking for ways to learn more about your challenges and how Azure Cost Management and Billing can help you better understand where you’re accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less. Here are a few of the latest improvements and updates based on your feedback:

Let’s dig into the details.

Prevent exceeding your budget with forecasted cost alerts

Staying on top of your costs is critical. Luckily, you can easily set up predefined alerts as you approach your budget in Azure Cost Management and Billing. Now you can define alerts based on your forecasted costs, putting even more power in your hands to get notified and take action on overages before they happen!

Learn more about forecasted cost alerts.

New cost view for subscriptions

In November, you saw new cost views optimized for resources and reservations. In January, you saw a new Resource groups view. This month, you can add a view optimized for breaking down cost at a higher level in the new Subscriptions view.

The new Subscriptions view shows your cost broken down by subscription with an option to view the resource groups with charges nested under each. As with the other views in the cost analysis preview, this is an early peek at what’s coming. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – March 2021