May is all about cost optimization! From customizable right-sizing recommendations in Advisor to many updates to pricing experiences and the addition of cost recommendations in Azure Resource Graph for Azure Gov and Azure China clouds. Throw in 3 updated previews in Cost analysis, 6 new/updated ways to save, and a bunch of videos and docs and you’ve got a lot of catching up to do! Enjoy!
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April introduces scheduled cost alerts for Azure Government and a wealth of tips and new ways to save with Microsoft 365 and Azure, plus 8 new and updated docs. Enjoy!
Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Microsoft Cost Management comes in.
February brings exciting news as Microsoft joins the FinOps Foundation, Azure pricing pages get a slew of updates, and tag inheritance gets an API update.
Microsoft has joined the FinOps Foundation as a premier member and has joined the Governing Board defining the strategy and vision of the organization.
January is always exciting, and this year is no different with the general availability of EA account management for indirect customers, recent and pinned views in the Cost analysis preview, 3 new preview features, 7 new ways to save, 1 video, and 6 doc updates.
In some ways, 2022 is what we expected out of 2021. Perhaps it’s better late than never, but the world is beginning to get back to normal—albeit a new normal where hybrid work is a default rather than an exception for many of us. In this new world, demands on our time have increased exponentially, making it more critical than ever to focus on maximizing value, return on investment, and cloud efficiencies. And that’s exactly what you saw as we doubled down on savings opportunities in 2022.
What better way to go into the holiday season than with a long-awaited, major new preview for Cost Management tag inheritance. Add new cost recommendations for VM scale sets and 3 new preview features in the Cost analysis preview on top of 8 new and updated offers to help you save, 76 cost-related sessions from Ignite, and 7 key doc updates and there’s quite a bit to sink your teeth into from November.
Get ready to amp up your savings! October is all about cost optimization with Azure savings plans—a more flexible way to save by pre-committing to hourly usage—the GA of the Azure Advisor score, Azure Migrate improvements, automation with Microsoft Syntex and Power Platform, and 9 other new or updated offers to help you save. You’ll also learn how to group related AVD costs with 2 new videos and see 2 doc updates.
New in September are support for budgets in the Azure mobile app, cost savings insights in the cost analysis preview, and new licensing benefits for partners. Add 7 new GA updates and 3 doc updates and you have another great month.