Tracking Azure usage (for Partners)

As I talk to partners across Canada about Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program I get the same questions about operationalizing the business and more specifically on how to view usage and billing information.

I recently stumbled across a solution that we (Microsoft) published on GitHub that allows for Azure Usage and Billing Analytics across EA’s, CSP, and Direct Subscriptions.  The video below provides a quick summary and the project can be found at

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It is important to note that this project should NOT be rolled into production as is. If you are a partner, please use this project as the foundation for your solution and ensure things like authentication and access to information are appropriately reviewed and implemented if you choose to expose this publicly.

Hosting Days Canada 2015 Digital Edition now available

Thank you to everyone who joined me across Canada for Hosting Days over the last few months.  Now that the tour is complete I wanted to share a few resources for those that may have missed the event and for those who want to refresh their memory on what we discussed.

Below are the key resources for you:

If you have any questions on these or any other topics we discussed during the tour, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  My email address can be found in the slides and video, or you can comment here or on Yammer.

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