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AWS Billing and Cost Management
User Guide (Version 2.0)

Document History

The following table describes the documentation for this release of the AWS Billing and Cost Management guide.

Change Description Date
Regional Offer Files

The AWS Price List API now offers regional offer files for each service.

April 20, 2017
Added Cost Explorer Advanced Options

You can now filter Cost Explorer reports by additional advanced options, such as refunds, credits, RI upfront fees, RI recurring charges, and support charges.

March 22, 2017
Added a Cost Explorer Report

You can now track your Reserved Instance (RI) coverage in Cost Explorer.

March 20, 2017
Added Cost Explorer Filters

You can now filter Cost Explorer reports by tenancy, platform, and the Amazon EC2 Spot and Scheduled Reserved Instance purchase options.

March 20, 2017
Cost Explorer and Budgets for AISPL

AISPL users can now use Cost Explorer and budgets.

March 6, 2017
Added Grouping for Cost Explorer Usage Types

Cost Explorer supports grouping for both cost and usage data, enabling customers to identify their cost drivers by cross-referencing their cost and usage charts.

February 24, 2017
Added a Cost Explorer Report

You can now track your monthly Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance (RI) utilization in Cost Explorer.

December 16, 2016
Added a Cost Explorer Report

You can now track your daily Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance (RI) utilization in Cost Explorer.

December 15, 2016
Added AWS-generated cost allocation tags

You can now activate the AWS-generated tag createdBy to track who created an AWS resource.

December 12, 2016
Added Cost Explorer Advanced Options

You can now exclude tagged resources from your Cost Explorer reports.

November 18, 2016
Amazon QuickSight integration for AWS Cost and Usage Reports

AWS Cost and Usage Reports now provide customized queries for uploading your data into Amazon QuickSight.

November 15, 2016
Expanded Budget Functionality

You can now use budgets to track usage data.

October 20, 2016
Expanded Cost Explorer Functionality

You can now use Cost Explorer to visualize your costs by Usage type groups.

September 15, 2016
Improved Amazon Redshift integration for AWS Cost and Usage Reports

AWS Cost and Usage Reports now provide customized queries for uploading your data into Amazon Redshift.

August 18, 2016
AWS Cost and Usage reports

You can now create and download AWS Cost and Usage reports.

December 16, 2015
AWS price list API

You can now download offer files that list the products, prices, and restrictions for a single AWS service.

December 9, 2015
Cost Explorer Report Manager

You can now save Cost Explorer queries.

November 12, 2015
Free Tier Tracking

You can now track how much of your free tier limit you've used.

August 12, 2015
Budgets and Forecasting

You can now manage your AWS usage and costs using budgets and cost forecasts.

June 29, 2015
Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd

You can now manage your account settings and payment methods for an Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd (AISPL) account.

June 1, 2015
Expanded Cost Explorer Functionality

You can now use Cost Explorer to visualize your costs by Availability Zone, API operation, purchase option, or by multiple cost allocation tags.

February 19, 2015
Preferred Payment Currencies

You can now change the currency associated with your credit card.

February 16, 2015
Expanded Cost Explorer Functionality

You can now use Cost Explorer to visualize your costs by Amazon EC2 instance type or region.

January 5, 2015
Avoiding Unexpected Charges

Revised and expanded Avoiding Unexpected Charges and Using the Free Tier.

August 19, 2014
IAM User Permissions

You can now enable AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users and federated users to access and manage your account settings, view your bills, and perform cost management. For example, you can grant people in your finance department full access to the financial setup and control of your AWS account, without having to give them access to your production AWS environment.

July 7, 2014
Cost Explorer launched.

Cost Explorer provides a visualization of your AWS costs that enables you to analyze your costs in multiple ways.

April 8, 2014
Version 2.0 published.

The AWS Billing and Cost Management User Guide has been reorganized and rewritten to use the new Billing and Cost Management AWS Management Console.

October 25, 2013