Just announced on the Skype blog:
Today we have released Skype for Windows Phone 8 Preview 2.1 which will be available soon for Windows Phone 8 users here.
In this release we have worked on improving reliability and performance of the application, especially around background notifications and calling.
We have also temporarily disabled the People Hub integration as it was causing issues with device stability. We are working with the Windows Phone team to resolve the issue and to enable the integration again in a future release.
Upgrade now through the Windows Phone Store, and be sure to provide us feedback on the Skype Support Network or by simply commenting on this post.
A complete list of changes are below:
In addition we have fixed a number of issues from the previous release:
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