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Tracking Azure Resources with Tags

Jess Pomfret explains the value of tags:

One of the vital parts of this learning and experimenting needs to be cleaning up after myself.  We all know the risks of leaving things running in Azure- it’s likely to drain your training budget pretty quickly.  To be fair, this is also a good lesson for real world scenarios. Getting used to turning off or scaling down resources based on need is a good way to reduce your Azure spend.

This brings me to one morning last week. I logged in to the portal and got a pop up that my credit was down to under $5, which is not what I was expecting. I started looking around and wondering what I’d left running – it isn’t always easy to spot though.

Read on to see how tags can help with this, as well as other forms of cloud governance. If you remember to set them, that is.