Only last week, Skype promoted from beta app to full version and became available in the marketplace.
Today Skype got updated from v1.0 to v1.1, the update is mostly "under the hood" stuff to improve performance and fix some bugs. If you haven't seen the update being pushed out, as is the case in my area, hopefully you'll see it soon.
The other news on Skype is that it appears the Skype network has received a slight overhaul.
Microsoft is replacing some peer to peer client machines with Linux boxes to provide a more stable and secure network. These super nodes will handle a significantly larger traffic load.
According to Microsoft the network improvements are a part of their ongoing commitment to improve the Skype user experience.
This has not changed the underlying nature of Skype’s peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture, in which supernodes simply allow users to find one another (calls do not pass through supernodes). We believe this approach has immediate performance, scalability and availability benefits for the hundreds of millions of users that make up the Skype community.Though its good to see apps constantly upgraded in timely fashion, this was the update we are waiting for as Skype still does NOT run in the background!!