Slack and Microsoft Teams have surprised industry watchers by adding a "Microsoft Teams Calls" Slack app. A question is: How does this work? Let's install and see.
First you will need a Slack and Teams account. Sign into Slack and go to: https://slack.com/app-pages/teams-calls. Click "Add to Slack"
Now you will get a Slack permission. Next Teams/Microsoft permissions.
Create & Join Meetings
In essence you will now have a "/teams-calls" bot in Slack that you can create a meeting in any Slack channel. Using the Join button others in the Slack channel can join the meeting.
The below example was created 10 minutes ago. I joined the meeting 5 minutes ago. And another user joined after that, but does not show in the channel link to the meeting.
Slack has a call button at the top of the screen. It looks you can set this call button to use Microsoft Teams. I suspect this will use the protocol handler to dial a call using Microsoft Teams (similar to how Outlook and web pages dial from Teams) but I could not find where to configure this feature.
Jump Into Scheduled Meetings
This looks like Slack reminders will surface Outlook Teams Meeting Join info.
From what I can see, this Slack app allows meetings and calling to be initiated from Slack if a user has a Teams account.