Yes. The next couple of articles should talk about doing just that.
Most of the scripts I have written where I work use Win32:
LE which gives me access to standard COM objects like ADO. Since, from a supportability perspective most of the developers are familiar with ADO even if they're not familiar with Perl, I've used Win32:
LE and ADO to make database connections, although DBI is more "Perl." In those cases I specify a standard ADO ConnectionString, to include specifying provider, server, initial catalog, etc.
I'll be focusing on using Win32:
LE and ADO in my next article in the series.
K. Brian Kelley