(Newbie alert - I have used SQL Server mostly only as an extension of Visual Studio).
I'm trying to get Management Studio (SSMS) (and VS) to use SQL Express 2014 instead of SQL Express 2012.
The more general problem is to get "localhost" to be SQL Express 2014; I'm stating with SSMS.
I've got an apparent full install of SQL Server 2014 on my machine (courtesy BizSparks/MSDN)
When I start SSMS and do the login selecting MyPC\SQLExpress, the resulting server =
MyPC\SQLExpress (SQL Server 11.0.5343 - MyPC\Me)
11.0.5343 is 2012, best I can tell.
I tried to uninstall SQL Server 2012 and SQLExpress 2012. Main SS 12 didn't change at all after uninstall routine, and SQLExpress came back after a reboot.
Any suggestions on how to get localhost to be SQLExpress 2014 instead of 2012 would be appreciated.