Many customers we talk to concerning Azure are not aware of a feature offered by Microsoft that can be used to save money on Azure consumption. Azure Auto-Shutdown of resources can be used to help customers do the following:

-Select an optimal time, like after hours, to automatically shut down VM’s
-Scale up and scale down virtual machines
-De-allocate resources of virtual machines

The primary thing to remember about Azure Auto Shutdown is that you have to do some assessment of your current applications and VM’s to determine when is the optimal time to utilize this feature. Improper discovery could lead to a throttling of resources at a bad time, like month end close.