One issue customers have had in the past is that they would exceed their predefined limits on Windows Azure Platform without notification (especially when using MSDN offerings and such). Now we have a way to notify you.
We are now sending customers emails notifications when their compute hour usage exceeds 75%, 100% and 125% of the number of compute hours included in their plan.
You can also get email every week of your consumption for the first 13 weeks of your subscription. After that, you’ll receive alerts when you reach certain thresholds.
For more information, see the Windows Azure team blog post Announcing Compute Hours Notifications for Windows Azure Customers.
You can also view you current usage and unbilled balance at any time on the Microsoft Online Services Customer Portal.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation