The first time I used Import-CSV to access data in a CSV file, I knew I was leaving VBScript behind for PowerShell. That was probably more than 10 years ago and I have had a lot of fun with PowerShell since then. Today, I had reason to manipulate native Excel files (OOXML) and found the process as simple as CSV. This all starts with a module from the PowerShell Gallery called ImportExcel and it can be installed runnning Install-Module ImportExcel in a pwsh window.
Once installed, accessing an excel file is as simple as accessing a csv file. Execute
$Data = Import-Excel C:\temp\somefile.xlsx
As with Import-csv, you can now access the various columns of the worksheet using the header name and the rows by the array index of the $Data object.
EX: $Data2.Name will display the value of the column Name in the second row.