Get started with ShareGate Overcast to start to understand, track, and reduce your Azure costs.
If you have any concerns about how the app handles your data you can review the information in our Security FAQ section.
User account and permissions required
Though you can use any Microsoft account, you can also use a tenant-bound user account to access ShareGate Overcast.
To start your free trial, follow these steps:
- Go to the ShareGate Overcast page.
- Click .
- You will be taken to the ShareGate Overcast demo where you can explore the app with a fictional tenant.
- Click in the banner at the bottom of the page.
- Enter your information.
Note: When first connecting to ShareGate Overcast, you grant consent for the app to interact with Azure on your behalf. This operation is only performed once, the consent is remembered by Azure AD, and it can be revoked.
When you sign in for the first time, the application will crawl your tenant to capture the information of your Azure resources. This can take several minutes.
Create CostHub views
The application will show you useful information on your whole tenant by default.
To help you organize your resources you can create CostHubs. A CostHub is a ShareGate Overcast view that helps you group your Azure resources however you want. For example, you can organize your resources by department or project.
Set budgets and alerts
Click on the Budget tab to set up and monitor a budget for your resources on the selected view.
Click on the Anomalies tab to automatically find unusual billing activity on your selected view and solve issues before you have a bigger problem on your hands.