In connect 8, all the functionalites has been reorganised . Is there any particular functionality that you are looking for ?
The layout bar for Connect 8 was removed but was returned on the side when Connect 8 SP1 was rolled out. SP1 is rolling out now as we speak to hosted customers from April 4th to end of May. Customers who are on-premise should be able to download SP1 around April 22nd or so. There are significant improvements added to SP1 such as the new 3d look and feel layout bar! Stay tuned for more fun stuff!