Thanks to your feedback, we were able to constanly improve the Azure Costs user interface in the last weeks and months. One special hint we got from you, was the fact that it sometimes can be pretty confusing, when it comes to multiple Microsoft and Azure Active Directory accounts.
As we’re continually deploying additional features that you have been asking for to azure costs and here’s a small but very useful new functionality:
From now on, you’ll get the mail address that was used for logging into Azure Costs, whenever you move your mouse cursor over the avatar. This ensures, that you’ll never be confused anymore about different accounts or dashboards without data.
Interested in the feature?
Try the new feature today by simply logging into your azure costs service and move the mouse cursor over your avatar. The feature is part of plan it doesn’t matter if you are using the Basic, Professional or Enterprise plan.
The Azure Cost Monitor Team is very pleased to announce the launch of the Azure Active Directory support starting today.
Microsoft Azure Active Directory is an identity and access management cloud solution that provides a robust set of capabilities to manage users and groups. It also helps to secure access to cloud applications including Microsoft online services like Office 365.
With the new feature, the Azure Cost Monitor allows to link teams against an existing Azure Active Directory. By doing so, a centralized identity and access management can be realized easily.
The support of Azure Active Directory Groups, enables you to grant access to dedicated groups of people or departments within your enterprise. This ensures an easy integration into your existing IT service infrastructures .
Last but not least, a seamless sign-in experience for all users (single-sign-on) can be generated by combining the Azure Directory setup with the customer buckets feature.
How to get started?
Linking an existing Azure Active Directory to the Azure Cost Monitor is that simple:
- Log in to the Azure Cost Monitor Dashboard and if you don’t have a team account migrate to a team:
- Select the “Link to Azure Active Directory” button to start the setup process
- Follow the description and login for the first time with a global administrator of your Azure Active Directory to give the required consent that allows users of your Azure Active Directory to sign in to the Azure Cost Monitor.
- After the successful consent save the directory settings. All users of the Azure Active Directory can use the Azure Cost Monitor now.
- Configure a new bucket so that all users will be redirected to the Active Directory Sign-In process automatically. This step is optional and can be done later as well.
Interested in the Azure Active Directory feature:
The new feature integrates the Azure Cost Monitor more seamless into existing IT service infrastructures and increases the end user experience of your team members and co-workers. Especially the group based permission support allows you to delegate the access management to a centralised IT organisation.
Try the new feature today by simply logging into your Azure Cost Monitor enterprise account. If you don’t have an enterprise subscription, try it for free for a certain time, as we are currently in the technical preview phase.
Any questions, wishes or ideas? Try our feedback portal or drop a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.