A few months back, we released our first cost-management feature in Azure DevTest Labs: monthly cost trend. You can use it to see how much you have spent in the current calendar month and to get a projection of the spending till the month end, based on your spending in the last seven days.
Since then, we moved to the second question you probably have in your mind: Why is lab spending so fast? To help you to get a clear answer, we have released a new feature. The feature makes your life easier by showing you the month-to-date cost per resource in a table.
We have also released a feature that you can use to set the target lab cost for the current calendar month. The target cost will appear in the “Monthly estimated cost trend” chart. This chart will help you track the month-to-date lab spending relative to the target cost for the current month, so you can identify if you are going to exceed your budget for the month.
For more details on these features, please check out the post in our team blog.
Please try the new features and let us know how can we make them better by sharing your ideas and suggestions at the DevTest Labs feedback forum.
If you run into any problems with the features or have any questions, we are always ready to help you at our MSDN forum.