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Microsoft Cost Management

Monitor, allocate, and optimize cloud costs with transparency, accuracy, and efficiency.

Optimize your cloud investments with confidence

Do more with less. Reduce costs and increase the efficiency of your cloud investments. Implement financial governance in your organization by focusing on visibility, accountability, and optimization.

Monitor cloud spending

Track resource usage and manage costs across all your clouds with a single, unified view, and access rich operational and financial insights to make informed decisions.

Increase organizational accountability

Implement governance policies for effective enterprise cloud cost management, and increase accountability with budgets, cost allocation, and chargebacks.

Optimize cloud efficiency

Improve the return on your cloud investment by using continuous cost optimization and industry best practices.

Data monitoring app performance and usage such as active users, daily sessions per user, session duration and top devices.

Manage your Azure and AWS spending

Manage costs across Azure and AWS from a single location. Get insights based on data from both clouds to simplify your cost management processes.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

Get started with an Azure free account


Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

Over 70 percent of Azure enterprise customers are using Microsoft Cost Management

Global energy management leader uses Microsoft Cost Management to monitor cloud costs

Documentation and training

Developer documentation and quickstarts

Learn how to use Microsoft Cost Management APIs to add cloud cost data to your applications, and learn how to use the Power BI connectors to create custom dashboards.

Training videos

Microsoft engineers walk you through the Microsoft Cost Management features.

Azure billing documentation

Learn how to manage your billing account including granting others access, viewing and downloading your invoice and usage data, paying your invoice, and other billing-related actions.


Community and Azure support

Ask questions and get support from Microsoft engineers and Azure community experts on MSDN Forum and Stack Overflow, or contact Azure support.

Optimize and save more

Learn to optimize your costs from a consolidated set of resources available to you in one place to help you take control over your spending needs. Learn more by visiting Cost Optimization.

Financial governance best practices

Learn how to implement financial governance as part of your overall governance strategy. Read best practices for designing your governance strategy, which includes cost management, and take an assessment to get started.

Frequently asked questions about Microsoft Cost Management

  • No, Microsoft Cost Management is on by default for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Pay-As-You-Go customers.

  • Microsoft Cost Management should be ready for Cloud Solution Providers in the second half of 2019.

  • Microsoft Cost Management includes Azure service and third-party Azure Marketplace usage, and purchases including reservations. All costs are based on your negotiated prices, and data is refreshed every four hours. Learn more about Microsoft Cost Management data.

Start using Microsoft Cost Management today