I was just given a laptop to perform some development from a client and I am currently in the process of setting it up. Visual Studio 2010 is installed as well as SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2. I'm trying to open SQL Server Management Studio to connect to the database but so far am not having much luck. I'm used typing in for a server name something like...
You should be able to see it in the Services panel. Look for a servicename like
Sql Server (MSSQLSERVER). The name in the parentheses is your instance name.