I have been putting off getting to know MySQL for sometime.....had to finally go there. Found it easiest to download the management tool from: http://www.mysql.com/
then I had to adjust the credentials on the server to allow access. Added a myself and gave myself necessary permissions to access the DB. I found this better then working directly on the server like you would work with SSMS. Querying was similar to MSSQL, just extremely scaled down.