Thursday, April 30, 2020
April is all about monitoring and optimization. From new learning opportunities to help you get setup for success and improved alerts over reservation and Marketplace purchases to new ways to save money and even automate ongoing optimization with new Azure Advisor recommendation capabilities.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
We're covering the spectrum this month from improvements to help you stay on top of all your pay-as-you-go (PAYG) invoices to 4 new ways to save money and a wealth of new, quick videos to help you learn how to manage and optimize your costs.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The theme this month is transparency. From rich Azure Hybrid Benefit and reservation reporting in a new Power BI app to a detailed breakdown of resource costs and clarity behind what "not applicable" means in the Azure portal, you won't want to miss this one!
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Welcome to a new year, a new decade, and an exciting roadmap full of cost management updates based on your feedback. With January coming to a close, you can now schedule automated exports of your Microsoft Customer Agreement billing data, use custom RBAC roles for management groups, and more.
Monday, December 2, 2019
November's an exciting month, as it brings Azure Cost Management to Cloud Solution Providers (CSP). Learn how you can transition to Azure plan and start managing cost in the Azure portal today! You'll also learn how to customize the title on your dashboard tiles, save up to 72% with new reservation offerings, and more.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
With reserved capacity you can get significant discounts over your on-demand costs by committing to long-term usage of a service. We are pleased to share reserved capacity offerings for the following additional services.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Whether you're a new student, 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 comes in! Learn more about the latest updates from Azure Cost Management, including Ignite 2019 sessions, an update for partners, a big Power BI refresh, and more!
Monday, March 26, 2018
The Cloud Cost Management (CCM) APIs provides a rich set of APIs to get detailed reporting on your Azure usage and charges. We continue to make the APIs more relevant and with the growing adoption of tags in Azure, we’re announcing the support for tags in both the Usage Details API and the Budgets API.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is Microsoft’s SQL analytics platform, the backbone of your Enterprise Data Warehouse. This post discusses Autoscaler, a set of Azure Functions that have been provided by the Microsoft Education Data Services team to optimize costs with scaling and SQL Data Warehouse Optimized for Elasticity.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
How backups are stored impacts storage and network efficiencies. Incremental backups is a technology used by Azure Backup to efficiently store the backups to save on network and storage.