Control Azure spending and manage bills with Microsoft Cost Management + Billing

Solution Architect
Business Analyst
Business User
Technology Manager
Azure Portal
Azure Cost Management
Azure Advisor

Learn how to monitor and control your Azure spending and optimize the use of Azure resources.



Modules in this learning path

Apply cost optimization guidance in your architecture to sustain and improve your return on investment (ROI).

Learn how to use cost analysis to understand how your costs accrue each month. Use this understanding to create an Azure budget to monitor and alert on your costs.

Save money by taking advantage of Azure Reservations. Learn how to analyze and buy reserved instances, optimize against underused resources, and understand the benefits provided through compute purchases. Perform basic reporting on your reservations.

Use Power BI to understand where your money is being spent in Azure so you can help your organization to optimize its costs. Identify key cost drivers, trends, and anomalies in your subscriptions and resource groups over time. Understand and manage hybrid benefits usage within your organization. Understand and optimize your reserved instance coverage to maximize your savings. Create your own custom dashboards to address more complex scenarios and analysis needs specific to your organization.

Reconcile your bill and analyze costs across your customers and resources by using Microsoft Cost Management as a partner. Determine which of your resources receive discounted pricing. Manage costs through budgets to stay within defined spending limits. Enable your customers to use Microsoft Cost Management with pay-as-you-go rates.