As far as i know the vb Functionality will be back in to 8.8 with Service Pack 1
It hasn't "disappeared". It was never in there.
The code for software gets "locked" prior to release, so that there's a final state of testing + validation going on. The VB-script feature was added to LDMS at a point in time AFTER 8.8 was already "locked" (so no changes could be made).
Just unfortunate timing - we can't plan for that, unfortunately :). It wasn't "left out", it was pretty much either "leave it out or delay 8.8 for another 2+ months" (since we'd need to do a full run of testing + validation against any changed versions. Not exactly a small amount of time :).
It will be added to 8.8, don't worry.
LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead.