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Azure Cost Management and Billing

Manage your cloud spending with confidence

Optimise your cloud investments with confidence

Take advantage of the tools included in your Azure subscription to get more value out of the cloud and implement financial governance in your organisation.

Monitor cloud spend

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

Learn about cost analysis

Drive organisational accountability

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

Learn how to create a VM.

Optimise cloud efficiency

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

Best Practices

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.

Unmatched security and compliance to keep your data safe and consistently accessible

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  • We employ more than 3500 security experts focused on securing your data and privacy.
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Microsoft Cost Management pricing

Microsoft Cost Management for Azure is available at no additional cost. Microsoft Cost Management for AWS is charged at 1 percent of the total AWS managed spend at general availability, and free during preview.

Documentation and training

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 customised dashboards.

Training videos

Microsoft engineers walk you through the Microsoft Cost Management features.

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Azure billing documentation

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

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The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Azure Cost Management And Billing—a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting

Learn about the real-life financial impacts and business benefits that companies experienced by using Microsoft Cost Management.

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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.

Optimise and save more

Learn to optimise 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.

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

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

Schneider Electric

"We see value in Microsoft Cost Management added as a service on the Azure portal, as we can now view cost information under a single pane of glass."

Alexis Chauvin, Ops Tech Lead, IoT &amp; Digital Transformation, Schneider Electric

Microsoft Cost Management updates, blogs, and announcements

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.

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