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Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – September 2021

27 September 2021

This is an exciting month for organizations using Azure reservations – you can now scope your reservations to a management group for even more savings. You'll also find a new cost view optimized around the products and services you use, new previews in Cost Management Labs for scheduled emails and better multitasking, as well as 7 new savings opportunities and video and documentation updates. Read on for the details and let us know what you think!

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – August 2021

31 August 2021

As August comes to a close, you'll find new download options available from the cost analysis preview and quick access to common subscription and resource group operations in Configuration. You'll also see the general availability of Azure Government Top Secret and improved migration and modernization tools and programs as well as the 14 new cost saving options and 3 documentation updates. Lots of great stuff!

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – May 2021

01 June 2021

May brings expanded coverage of two popular features: Cost allocation is now supported in all usage APIs and downloads and management group exports are now available in Azure Government. On top of this, you also have more custom date selection options in the cost analysis preview and four new generally available offers to help you save money with Azure. This plus new videos and documentation updates rounds out another great month.

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – April 2021

27 April 2021

April builds on top of past releases. From an expansion of the Retail Prices API to cover non-USD currencies to a new custom date picker based on your feedback. There's also new guidance for building out your cloud architecture for enterprises and operators as well as the usual cost optimization tips, videos, and documentation updates.

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – March 2021

30 March 2021

March is an exciting month! If you need to control costs and avoid projected overages, you'll want to check out changes to Cost Management budgets. You also have a new view optimized for viewing subscription costs as well as more ways to save, learning resources, and documentation updates. Enjoy!

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – January 2021

26 January 2021

Welcome to 2021: A year full of promise! The year starts out strong with two commonly requested features: a built-in view of cost broken down by resource group and remembering the last-used scope when opening Cost Management in the Azure portal. And, as always, we have tips and new ways to save money with Azure and new learning opportunities and documentation updates.

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management and Billing 2020 year in review

15 December 2020

2020 wasn't the year we signed up for, but was chock full nonetheless. From optimized account and invoice management experiences to richer reporting within and outside the portal; new ways to facilitate chargeback and more flexible budget alerts to an overwhelming amount of new cost optimization opportunities. The year brought a lot and 2021 is looking exciting, with continued evolution across all fronts. Read on for a sneak peek at what's coming.

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – November 2020

30 November 2020

Get your budget emails in the language of your choice, enjoy a preview of new cost views optimized for resources and reservations, and take advantage of even more ways to save money! November is as action-packed as ever. And don't forget to check out new videos and documentation updates to help you be more successful than ever in driving financial health within your organization.

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management