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

Solution Architect
Business Analyst
Business User
Technology Manager
Azure Portal
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

Learn how to use the cost optimization pillar of the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework to design a cloud-based architecture that is efficient, eliminates waste, and gives you full visibility into where your money is spent on cloud resources.

Learn about the factors that influence cost and tools you can use to help estimate and manage your cloud spend.

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. Analyze and decide what to purchase and then learn how to make a purchase. Understand the benefits provided through compute purchases and optimize against any under use. 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 Azure 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 Azure Cost Management with pay-as-you-go rates.