WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. (TheStreet) -- None should be feeling exhilaration over Microsoft's ( MSFT) earnings, released yesterday. They essentially met expectations. No one in their right mind should get giddy.That said, the business media was too brusque in their coverage, with most--for a typical reason--failing to mention a considerable and undeniable positive. Here's the deal: Microsoft's business division saw an 8% increase in revenues. That's not chicken feed. But it was--and this is key--especially gratifying to the company, considering the difficult year-over-year comparisons. In last year's first quarter, Microsoft introduced a new version of Microsoft Office. Many business customers waited to buy in that first quarter, pumping up the numbers. This year, Microsoft beat those pumped up numbers by a nice length. Barron's ( NWS) did well to mention this near the start of its article. The Wall Street Journal, by sad contrast, broke out business division performance, but failed to mention the apt comparison. The Associated Press did not even mention the business division, despite giving Microsoft's earnings plenty of consideration. The AP spent a lot of time ruminating on the company's well-known challenges. Microsoft's challenge to retain relevancy in this face of a transforming computer landscape is legitimate. But the business media, so tethered to the here and now, are loathe--or too lazy--to look back for perspective.