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Improvements to Azure names for Enterprise Agreement customers

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A common request from our customers and partners has been to make the names of our usage meters more consistent and easier to understand.

Effective by the end of August 2018, we’ll introduce improved standardized names for Azure Virtual Machines. Name changes for all other services will be effective by the end of October 2018.

The Microsoft part number descriptions that are associated with your Azure usage on your overage invoice and the product name shown through the enterprise portal will change to reflect the new naming convention as well. Pricing or part numbers will not change.

These changes will make it easier for you to manage Azure resources and create a consistent taxonomy between feature pages on the Azure website, detailed usage data, APIs, and invoices. Although these changes will not affect the usage data, rates, or meter ID, you'll need to adjust your reports to accommodate the new naming conventions.

See the following table for illustrative examples of name changes.

Name Convention Type

Meter ID

Meter Category

Meter Sub-Category

Meter Name

Meter Region

Unit of Measure

Product

Microsoft Part Number Description

Old Convention

c59f00bc-78a3-44d1-80de-38d289063522

Data Services

SQL Database

Premium Elastic DTU Pack

JA East

Days

Data Services SQL Database Premium Elastic DTU Pack - JA East

AzureSQLDB ShrdSvr ALNG Fee MVL 10Days Ovg PremElstDTUPkJAE

New Convention

c59f00bc-78a3-44d1-80de-38d289063522

SQL Database

Elastic Pool - Premium

eDTUs

JA East

1/Day

SQL Database Elastic Pool - Premium - eDTUs/10Days - JA East

SQL Database Elastic Pool - Premium - eDTUs/10Days - JA East

Old Convention

a43a47f9-3dc0-4611-880e-52c71b55b612

Storage

Geo Redundant

Standard IO - Block Blob (GB)

DE Northeast

GB

Storage Geo Redundant Standard IO - Block Blob - DE Northeast

Az Storage Geo Red Std IO Blk Blb 100GB GA DE NE

New Convention

a43a47f9-3dc0-4611-880e-52c71b55b612

Storage

General Block Blob

GRS Data Stored

DE Northeast

1 GB/Month

General Block Blob - GRS - Data Stored (100 GB/Month) - DE Northeast

General Block Blob - GRS - Data Stored (100 GB/Month) - DE Northeast

Old Convention

2005544f-659d-49c9-9094-8e0aea1be3a5

Virtual Machines

A1 VM (Windows)

Compute Hours

US Central

Hours

A1 VM (Windows) - US Central

Az VM A1 VM Win 100Hrs GA US C

New Convention

2005544f-659d-49c9-9094-8e0aea1be3a5

Virtual Machines

A Series Windows

A1

US Central

1 Hour

Virtual Machines A Series Windows - A1 100 Hours - US Central

Virtual Machines A Series Windows - A1 100 Hours - US Central

You can download a detailed spreadsheet that contains all meters and their before/after attribute values. This list will be refreshed each month until all changes are implemented in production by end of October 2018, so please check back regularly for updates. If you need to continue to report by using the old names, use the mappings in this file.

We’ve also compiled instructions to help you update any reports that rely on the meter attribute names. If you have questions, contact Azure Support.

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