Learning about and using Azure budgets and alerts
In this section, we'll learn how to view, export, configure, and automate how to handle billing data for budgeting and alerting purposes.
A good starting place for cost governance and optimization is the Azure Advisor Costs section. Azure Advisor is a sort of assistant that will analyze your current Azure subscription(s) and come up with smart suggestions on many topics, including cost, performance, reliability, and security. This information is automatically calculated and loaded for you in a friendly dashboard, and you can create alert rules based on Advisor's suggestions.
It takes a few days for Advisor to refresh cost information, so when you make changes, you might find that they are reflected in the tool with some lag.
Later in this book, we will learn how to make the most out of it. For now, the relevant part is that the information coming from Advisor can be automated by...