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Alerting on Azure Budget Thresholds

Daron Yondem makes a budget:

You can’t imagine how many of us forget to set up the proper alerting mechanisms for our cloud subscription consumption. Here is how to do it in Azure in under 2 minutes.

Read on for the answer. I do like Azure’s budgeting tools except for one big thing: you can’t set a cap. Alerting is great but I want to have a “break glass in case of emergency” capability to stop spend altogether if you hit a certain point. I wouldn’t use it in production but for personal or development accounts, that’s big. And you can do it but only when you have a subscription which uses Azure credits—as soon as dollars are involved, there are no caps.