I downloaded the free SQL Server Developer Edition in hopes of being able to use SQL Server for my Visual studio project, but I can't seem to understand how to connect it. :(
In my SQL Management Studio I never received login credentials to log in with, for the server named LAPTOPXXXX/OwnerName, so I can't connect through SQL Authentication in Visual Studio. Nor is there a create new credentials option anywhere to be found. Also when trying to connect to the server using my computer name or IP address it also fails to connect to the server I downloaded.
How do I make log in credentials for my free server and how do I connect it using like a web.config or app.config file's connectionstring (but winforms version)?