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Jan 31, 2023

Top tips to optimize cost savings using free tools and plans as you run workloads in Azure. Identify unnecessary spend in Azure Advisor through cost cutting, take advantage of new commitment-based savings plans based on expected utilization, employ cost avoidance tactics, such as setting budgets and monitoring with Microsoft Cost Management, and contain spend through new automation options.

Matt McSpirit, Azure expert, shares quick ways to save money for existing Azure customers.

00:00 - Introduction
00:54 - Savings with Azure Hybrid Benefit
02:18 - Constrained vCPU options
03:30 - Commitment-based savings plans
05:03 - Savings plans and reserved instances
06:12 - Microsoft Cost Management
06:44 - Budget limits and automation runbooks
08:57 - Azure VM Scale Sets
11:24 - Storage cost management
13:00 - Tags
13:50 - Wrap up

► Link References:

Guidance for Azure cost savings at

More on Azure Hybrid Benefit at

Sample scripts for budget automation at

Best practices for tagging at

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