Microsoft has named Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) student Manan Kakkar G’12 a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for two years. In 2009 and 2010, Kakkar was named a Windows Expert as a Consumer for his activities offline and online talking about Microsoft.

“I’ve spoken at colleges, conferences and a few events along with my online activities in blogs and forum that got noticed by the community leaders in Microsoft and peers, got nominated for it and was given the award,” said Kakkar. “The award is a great recognition from Microsoft and the industry.”

Microsoft MVPs are considered exceptional community leaders who actively share high quality, real-world expertise with the community and Microsoft. They are committed to helping others get the most out of their experience with Microsoft products and technologies and come from a variety of backgrounds.

As a Microsoft MVP, Kakkar was able to attend the 2011 MVP Global Summit held in Bellevue and Richmond, Washington from February 28 until March 2.