in reply to Win32::OLE alternative for Windows 7?

What specifically about Win32::OLE "no longer works since Windows 7"? I'm using Win32::OLE for automation with Excel 2010 and Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 with Strawberry Perl 5.12.3 and there are no issues.

Note I originally wrote the scripts with Active Perl 5.10.1 on Windows XP to interface with Outlook 2003 and Excel 2003 and have not had to make a single update due to the 'move' (Perl distributions/versions, Windows versions, program versions).