Microsoft Dynamics GP Architectural Foundations Series - Insight Featuring Tim Brookins

This is article 7 of 7 from the series Microsoft Dynamics GP Architectural Foundations Series - featuring Microsoft's Tim Brookins.

Unfortunately and due to Tim's various commitments, it was not possible to have him provide his final insight on the white paper reproduced on this blog. I will continue to work behind the scenes to bring this information to you as it becomes available.

For now, I leave you with a review of Tim's background and accomplishments.

About Tim Brookins

Tim Brookins is a Distinguished Engineer working in the Microsoft Entertainment & Devices Division.

Tim joined Microsoft in 2001 as part of the Great Plains Software acquisition and has 20 years of experience in the business applications space. At Great Plains he was instrumental in producing the company's first offering based on Microsoft SQL Server. Brookins also designed the model-driven architecture that enables products from multiple parties to merge seamlessly into a single solution without source code changes. These innovations formed the technical foundation for the successful Great Plains partner ecosystem. In 1997, Brookins was named the first “Technical Fellow" at Great Plains in recognition of his contributions.

After joining Microsoft, Brookins worked for two years in the Developer Division as part of the Microsoft Visual Studio team. He researched CLR-based, model-driven business frameworks with a focus on advanced customization via model extensibility and managed programming models.

Tim is currently working on the Windows Mobile team, contributing to the company’s Windows phone efforts.

He is based at the Microsoft facility in Fargo, N.D. Brookins spends his time interacting with co-workers in Redmond, Wash., and the Microsoft European Development Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, as an advocate of distributed development.

Brookins holds bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC


Thank you much for this gem of a blog post. I had the pleasure of meeting you at the Tampa Summit 2 falls ago.
See you at the Phoenix summit. I will most likely be in all your classes.

When you start your own book project I would like to offer my time to proof read or help in any which way I can (test some functionality out etc).

You are such a solid support to the GP user community.

Best to you!

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