Azure Cost Management overview

By Reynard from AzureGuru
Published in AZ-900 Training
January 17, 2021
1 min read
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Cost Management shows organizational cost and usage patterns with advanced analytics. Reports in Cost Management show the usage-based costs consumed by Azure services and third-party Marketplace offerings.

The main features of the Azure Cost Management toolset include:

  • Reporting: Generate reports using historical data to forecast future usage and expenditure.
  • Data enrichment: Improve accountability by categorizing resources with tags that correspond to real-world business and organizational units.
  • Budgets: Create and manage cost and usage budgets by monitoring resource demand trends, consumption rates, and cost patterns.
  • Alerting: Get alerts based on your cost and usage budgets.
  • Recommendations: Receive recommendations to eliminate idle resources and to optimize the Azure resources you provision.
  • Price: Free to Azure customers.


  • What is Azure Cost Management?



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