For the past 2 years, customers have been really interested in testing and adopting Microsoft Azure.

However, the most asked questions I get are “How much does it cost?” or “How can I tell when I hit a certain monetary limit?

At TechEd this year, Microsoft introduced the Billing Alert Service for setting alerts at certain level within your subscriptions.

You’re then alerted and notified by email.

 

Here an example of a Billing Alert, one I setup within my account.

Go to HOME

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Scroll down to bottom of the page and select Account, then select Preview Features

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Scroll down and select Billing Alert Service – try it!

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You may be required to again, log into your Microsoft Account (Live ID)

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Select and add your Subscription

Look at your Preview Features list, you should see that it is activated, YOU ARE ACTIVE

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Check your email for a notification on the Preview Feature being activated

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Go to PORTAL

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To set up the Alert go to Manage your account

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Select the Subscription your want to set an Alert

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Click on ALERTS

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Click add alert

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Create an Alert Name, Alert for, and Amount Spent, then your notification email, Click Save

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Review Alert

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Check your email for Alerts, give it a go!

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This should help you in managing your Azure billing!