MAS Billing 2019 Newsletter

A Year in Review 2018: Cloud Assert


 

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Usage & Billing for Microsoft Azure Stack

Spotlight Features:

  • Integrated Portal Experience for Administrator and Tenant Users
  • Visibility into Usage and Costs
  • Comparison Report for Azure Stack Quota vs Consumption
  • Battle Proven and Flexible Pricing Models
  • Forecast and Control Spends

MAS Usage & Billing 2019 Features & Updates

  • ROLE BASED ACCESS CONTROL (RBAC) FOR ADMIN OPERATIONS:
    • Editing pricing information is restricted and brought under control.
  • FORECAST GRAPH FOR EACH OF THE CUSTOMER SUBSCRIPTIONS:
    • Forecast graph is available for each of the customer subscription
  • IMPROVEMENTS TO BILLING LICENSE MANAGEMENT:
    • License invalidation and license expiration issue is fixed.
  • NEW ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
    • Option to download detailed usage and monthly summary per subscription in tenant portal
    • Resource utilization report.6.
  • SUPPORTS LATEST IBIZA SDK VERSION 5.0.302.11701

  • BILLING SUBSCRIPTIONS:
    • Admins can now view all the registered / deleted subscription details in a single page
  • INVOICE AND REPORT CUSTOMIZATION:
    • Admin can customize user information in invoices and reports by mapping a subscription with billing profile created by tenant
  • POPULAR SERVICE AND RESOURCES USED:
    • Provides insights for admin on popular services and resources in the environment
  • OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES

  • Daily cost trend for user’s subscriptions:
    • In the Tenant portal, the cost trend for each subscription of the user can be seen.
    • The cost trend can be seen for previous billing cycles as well.
  • Configure Budgets for user’s subscriptions:
    • Tenants can set budgets for each subscription they own and set thresholds (say like 90% reach) to trigger a kind of warning alerts.
    • Warning alerts can be sent via email and it could be seen in the Tenant portal as well.
  • Improved cost tracking for users' subscriptions:
    • To compute the costs of a user subscription, it is now not mandatory for the end-user to register the subscription to the billing service from the tenant portal.
    • The cost computation will start immediately once a user subscribes an offer associated with billing service.
    • If a user wants to view the usage cost of the subscription from the tenant portal, it is then essential to register billing service to the subscription.
  • Performance Improvement to the Billing history blades in admin and tenant portals:
    • Now, the usage history grid loads faster in both the admin and tenant portals.
    • Download speed of the history as csv has been improved.
  • Supports Microsoft Azure Stack version 1811, 1901,1902,1903,1904, 1905,1906,1907, 1908
    • The deployment scripts for the Cloud assert Billing solution is now compatible with Azure Stack PowerShell versions
    • The Cloud assert Billing resource provider for Microsoft Azure Stack was tested Against 1906, 1907