How to review tag policies with Azure Cost Management

How to review tag policies with Azure Cost Management


[MUSIC].>>Hi, in this session, we will look at Azure Tag Policy
and how you can use policies to enforce good data hygiene for a better cost
management experience. My name is Raphael Chacko, and I am a PM on
the Azure Cost Management Team. Cosmetic even supports
tags and tagging is a useful tool if you use it for let’s say identifying your project, apps, or environment costs. But if the users don’t tag
their resources when they created, you can end up with a lot of untag values when looking
at this in cost management, which doesn’t provide for
a very good expedience. Using tag policies is
a great way to enforce any mandatory values or applying default values based on what
your project needs are. Let’s take a look at how
to create a tag policy. To create a tag policy, you select policy from
your a list of Azure services and then select “Assignment”
and assign policy. This brings up
the assign policy bling. First, we pick the scope
which would be the subscription that we want
to create the policy on, and next, in the policy
definition field, we can go look up the list
of available definitions. Since I tried to create tag policies I am going
to do a search and tag, and here it brings up the list of available policy
definitions for tags. I have enforced tag and its value which enforces a required
tag and its value. I can use apply tag and its default value which will apply a default value if not
specified by the user, and we have similar policies also available at the
resource groups scope. In this example, I am going to select the enforce tag and its value, and then enter the rest of the required details
which is the description, and I will enter the tag name
that I want to create which in this case is an environment tag
and the value for that tag. Now, I hit “Assign”,
and there you go. We have created a tag policy. Now, every Azure resource that gets created will have
this policy enforced. If I had chosen the tag and its
default value, policy definition, then it could be a great tool
that I could use to run any compliance reports
for any untag resources. You can also visit the Azure documentation page for more information on tag
policies including, how to create policies
using PowerShell, command line interfaces,
APIs, as well. As always, thanks for watching
and have a great day. [MUSIC]

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