The Windows Azure Platform requires you procure an account to track your usage and billing. Your account can have multiple subscriptions billed either on a pay-as-you-go
basis or a flat monthly fee with a contract. For detailed information about Windows Azure Platform consumption and usage offers, see the
Windows Azure Platform Pricing Overviewpage.
Viewing Your Bill for the Windows Azure Platform
Microsoft Online Services Customer Portal(MOCP) you can view past and current bills for your Windows Azure services attached to your account. You can view billing statements on your account from the past six months up
to your estimated current bill by signing into the MOCP with your Windows Live ID and clicking on
ActionsàViewMyBills on the MOCP home page.
Understanding the Charges on Your Bill
In your Windows Azure Platform bill, the Current Charges section of the bill contains links to details about your monthly charges. You can get detailed information
about your accounts charges by clicking on one of the following links:
·Recurring Charges– These are the flat monthly charges for your base units billed in advance for your next month's service. If your subscription does not include base units, you will not have any recurring charges and this section will not appear.
·UsageCharges – Monthly usage charges are for the past month's usage that surpasses the base units included with your offer. For subscriptions that have base units included in the offer, this is also known as overage.
– A detailed list of each Windows Azure resource consumed for each date in the selected billing period. This list can be filtered by name, date, region, and type of Windows Azure resource.
Analyzing Your Daily Usage Data
Depending on your usage, there can be thousands of rows of daily usage data. If you want to analyze this data more easily, you can export the data to a comma-separated values
file (CSV) viewable in Microsoft Office Exceland other programs.
Printing an Invoice
If you are viewing your Windows Azure Platform bill and need a printable version of your invoice, click on the Printable Invoices option on the page. This option
creates a single invoice file in a printable Adobe PDF format.
This is very great. Helpful for newbie like me. Thanks Microsoft!TechNet Software Assurance Managed Newsgroup MCTS: Windows Vista | Exchange Server 2007 MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician | Server & Enterprise Admin | System Architect