In this little tutorial Alex Pfeffer sets up a very simple environment to have the legato and portamento intervals available from e.g. VSL Dimension Strings!
In this video Alex Pfeffer is talking about the layering of legato patches from different string sample libraries.
In this video Alex Pfeffer talks a bit about different approaches on how to create a decent staccato strings pattern.
In this screencast Alex Pfeffer talks about a few basic things which should get you started to become familiar with Cubase.
Tutorial on creating and processing percussion grooves with samples.