The first CloudCheckr update in March includes new AWS functions and tweaks, although most of the updates to the platform are concerned with Microsoft Azure, which continues to have new features added as support is enhanced.
Due to some issues with the loading of the accounts page, CloudCheckr has made some changes to improve responsiveness – A notable change sine it is the first screen that users see when they login to the platform.
The latest update also includes several new API calls for Azure users which will be of particular benefit to cloud service providers and MSPs, which make it easier for them to manage their clients using their own applications. The new calls in the latest release are billing/get_improperly_tagged_resources; admin/remove_reseller_link_v2; and billing/get_billing_detailed_grouped_pdf.
CloudCheckr has now incorporated support for Azure Germany, which is now available through the “Select the Azure Account Type” option, which will ensure correct reporting.
Four new Office 365 Reports have been added for Azure users: OneDrive Overall Usage; Teams Usage by User; Mailbox Overall Usage; and Sharepoint User Activity.
CloudCheckr can now be configured as an Single-Sign On (SSO) app in Azure Active Directory in the Azure Portal and Reserved VM purchases are now reported through Advanced Grouping, allowing users to view and report against reserved VM purchases.
Updates for AWS users include the ability to generate AWS invoices with greater decimal precision, ensuring that invoices are charged correctly and rounding issues are avoided. Azure users already have that capability.
CloudCheckr has also alerted users to its free ZoneCheckr tool that allows users to view all regions supported by the major cloud vendors (AWS, Azure, GCP, and Oracle) and easily check which cloud providers have the greatest support in specific geographical regions.