Optimize your cloud investments with confidence
Monitor cloud spending
Increase organizational accountability
Optimize cloud efficiency
Manage your Azure and AWS spending
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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.
Get started with an Azure free account
Start free. Get $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.
The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Cost Management—a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft
Learn about the real-life financial impacts and business benefits that companies experienced by using Microsoft Cost Management.
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.
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.