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.
March 25, 2020
As the world comes together to combat COVID-19, and remote work becomes a critical capability for many companies, customers have asked us how to best maintain the security posture of their cloud assets while enabling more remote workers to access them.
March 21, 2020
With this blog we wanted to share a bit about what we have learned over the last few weeks, resources to help organizations manage through these times, support for critical first responders and emergency organizations, and the criteria we have put in place to manage cloud services capacity to support critical operations.
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!
February 5, 2020
When running IT systems on-premises, you might try to ensure perfect availability by having gold-plated hardware, locking up the server room and throwing away the key. Software wise, IT would traditionally prevent as much change as possible – avoiding applying updates to the OS and/or applications because they’re too critical, and pushing back on change requests from users.
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.
January 6, 2020
In 2019, Azure Cost Management established a strong foundation that ensures everyone in the organization has a means to report on, control, and optimize costs. Let's take a look at all the changes in 2019 that helped achieve this and what's coming in 2020 to take that to the next level.
December 10, 2019
We are taking a look at the preview of a maintenance control feature for platform updates on Azure Dedicated Host and Isolated virtual machines. Using this feature customers can take control of host updates for a period of 35-days in a rolling window. At public preview we are making CLI, PowerShell, APIs available. Portal will come later.
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.
October 7, 2019
Azure storage offers several options to encrypt data at rest. With client-side encryption you can encrypt data prior to uploading it to Azure Storage.